Buyer in Cheswick at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 3/27/2020

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Job Description


The Opportunity | Buyer


The successful candidate will be responsible to purchase a variety of indirect materials and services such as capital equipment, facilities, maintenance, engineering, repair, and labor. This individual will need to work well in a team environment with minimal supervision.


The Challenge:



  • Manage a variety of indirect purchases, including facilities, capital equipment and other complex technical materials and/ or services.

  • Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, delivery, quality and service.

  • Negotiate, create, and present, service contracts, covering various facility service needs, for management approval

  • Manage supplier performance.

  • Follow-up on all awards until completion of order.

  • Negotiate and settle with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes.

  • Responsible for complying with corporate policies, procedures and underlying federal, state and/or local regulations concerning the purchase or shipment of goods, materials and services.

  • Effectively manage financial data

  • Establish and maintain effective relations with Suppliers/Customers/Auditors



Your Expertise:



  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related field and 5+ years of indirect purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment OR equivalent 10-15+ years indirect purchasing in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills and ability to manage complex technical issues to correctly source and deliver equipment, materials and/or support.

  • Contract management and supplier management experience

  • Prior experience working on capital projects and/or major repairs in a manufacturing setting

  • Experience with Oracle ERP system

  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office programs

  • Organized, self-motivated, proactive and results-oriented; ability to multi-task

  • Have a good sense for priority setting and time management ; ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines

  • Ability to work individually with minimal supervision or with a team

  • Build and maintain effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers

  • Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy

  • Working knowledge of basic contract law

  • Must be US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance



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.



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