Senior Buyer in Newtown at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 1/8/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

TTC, a Curtiss-Wright company, are a recognized leader in comprehensive and integrated

data acquisition through telemetry systems that include data analysis units, sensors, transmitters, receivers, and ground station analysis tools to measure, record, transmit, and analyze aircraft and munitions parameters during test flights. TTC have a broad exposure on more than 140 programs, including high-performance military aircraft such as the F-35 and F-18, major defense flight test centers, spacecraft, missile programs, and commercial and business jets. Key products include data acquisition units, recorders, network products, RF networks, airborne transmitters and receivers, and telemetry expansion cards.

The Opportunity | Senior Buyer

We are looking for a high-energy, change-driven, experienced team player to be part of our team. This senior position requires a qualified professional with a proven track record of assessing commodity requirements, sourcing, and managing vendors for materials and services. The successful candidate must bring significant experience in electronics (components, PCB's, PCBA's) procurement in an MRP environment.

Major Accountabilities /Deliverables

  • Prepare and manage RFP/RFQ proposals, purchase agreements, and statements of work.
  • Evaluate quotations/proposals to determine recommended vendor sourcing.
  • Ensure Approved Vendor List management and compliance.
  • Assess material demand to determine procurement requirements, and prepare and execute Purchase Orders to ensure material availability while minimizing inventory levels.
  • Manage vendor relationships.
  • Monthly review and reporting of commodity/vendor KPI's.
  • Proactively identify inventory and/or cost savings opportunities and programs, and work with both vendors and internal teams to drive implementation.
  • Closely manage system data (pricing, lead times, dates, etc.) to ensure accuracy and monitor orders to ensure vendor commitments and/or expedite needs are fulfilled.


  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in business or supply chain management, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience buying in a manufacturing environment with at least 2 years of electronics commodity experience.
  • Significant working knowledge of major MRP systems (SAP, Syteline highly desirable).
  • Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing knowledge desirable.
  • Experience in an AS9100C environment is an asset.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office.
  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of procurement, planning and material management.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Process-oriented, with an eye for identifying and driving efficiencies through change.
  • Outstanding teaming, interpersonal, and relationship building skills including influencing and collaboration with internal and external customers and partners.
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity and frequent change in direction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Customer focus.

What You'll Find at CW:

Challenging Work - The work we do at Curtiss-Wright is not only challenging, but it is meaningful to our customers, our employees and the communities in which we live and work.

Independence -- At Curtiss-Wright, you have the independence to invent, create and innovate; and the opportunity to work on the most advanced technology in our industry.

A Collaborative Environment -- The teamwork among our exceptionally talented people enables us to deliver some of the most advanced solutions to our customers.

We Offer:

Curtiss-Wright is proud to offer our employees a comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health and wellness benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance and more
  • Savings opportunities for retirement, with an opportunity to become a shareholder
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Recognition for your contributions

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. #LI-PV