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Purchasing Supervisor in Newtown at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 5/29/2019

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Job Description

The Opportunity: Purchasing Supervisor

The Purchasing Supervisor supervises the activities of buyers and expediters to accomplish company objectives. Conducts direct buying activities. Plans and implements activities related to the procurement of materials, parts, components, and equipment. Reviews and approves purchases up to a specified dollar amount. May develop policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities. Monitors the cost, schedule and performance aspects of major subcontracts. Coordinates purchasing activities with engineering and manufacturing departments to maintain inventories at planned levels.


  • Locate, qualify and develop new, better performing suppliers. Responsible for supplier performance (quality, delivery, affordability, financial stability, etc.)

  • Responsible for purchasing a variety of complex or technical supplies or services

  • Coordinates the return and replacement of defective materials with quality assurance and suppliers.

  • Ensures timely conversion of purchase requisitions to purchase orders/contracts.

  • Pursues new technologies to improve the manner in which the company buys materials.

  • Ensures that all customer flow downs and certification requirements are captioned in purchasing


  • Bachelor's Degree Supply Chain, Business Management preferred but relevant working experience considered equivalent

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to lead and manage a small team.

  • In depth knowledge of material management functions (procurement process, MRP systems, MS Office programs).

  • Knowledge of financial reports.

  • 4-6 years' experience in manufacturing environment and experience with procurement processes

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.