Buyer in Bethlehem at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 4/10/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bethlehem
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/10/2021
  • Job ID:
    7117

Job Description

Curtiss-Wright Engineered Pump Division (EPD) and its predecessor companies have been providing naval and maritime technological expertise since 1847. EPD's pumps go to the heart of the systems that enable the Navy's ships and submarines to protect our nation. Today, EPD is the leading supplier of mission-critical pumps for the U.S. Navy's Ford & Nimitz Class aircraft carriers and Virginia Class submarines, as well as the Navy's next generation Columbia Class submarine. EPD also supports the entire naval fleet with various innovative pumping solutions such as composite pumps and parts, and provides complete overhaul, upgrade and field service capabilities.

https://www.cw-ems.com/epd/default.aspx

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a complete benefit package includes medical, dental, vision and life insurances, 401k retirement, and vacations/holidays.

Buyer

As a member of the Sourcing team, you will play a key role by purchasing highly technical complex and/or high value materials, supplies or services.
Location: Bethlehem, PA (greater Philadelphia area)

Your Challenge:

  • Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, delivery, quality, service and terms and conditions
  • Read/understand Purchase Orders and Terms and Conditions
  • Read/understand published pricing indices and learning curves
  • Manage supplier performance and follow up on all awards until completion of orders
  • Negotiate and settle with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, returns of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes
  • Conduct supplier visits and rate them as to production capability, performance and delivery
  • Comply with corporate policies, procedures and underlying Federal, State and or Local regulations concerning the purchase or shipments of goods, materials and services
  • Experience with Oracle ERP System
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with suppliers and customers (internal and external)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Suppliers/Customers/Auditors
  • Teach/mentor other Sourcing team members

Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain , Business Management or Engineering
  • 5-7 years of related Sourcing experience, preferably in commodities with rigorous quality requirements
  • Exposure with the Institute of Supply Chain Management or APICS
  • CPSM or APICS certification is a plus
  • Previous government procurement experience and knowledge of FARs/DFARs is highly desirable
  • Must be US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build customer relationships
  • Ability to think on your feet and make quality decisions

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.