Defense Electronics Buyer-Planner

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Defense Electronics Buyer-Planner

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    Defense Electronics Buyer/Planner
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The Buyer / Planner will be responsible for all materials planning and Purchasing activities for assigned products and/or Manufacturing work cells to meet the guidelines established by the Master Schedule. Purchase a wide variety of nonstandard, specialized and custom equipment and materials requiring knowledge of electronic and/or mechanical product specifications and sources of supply.


Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Provides input to management for financial budgets for assigned programs on a monthly basis.
  • Works under the direction of a manager to adjust deliveries in order to maximize cash flow.
  • Under general supervision, works on “developmental” and “transition to production” programs.
  • With the guidance of more senior level staff, determines supplier capabilities and works with multiple suppliers to establish a competitive environment.
  • Visits key program suppliers – with support, evaluates capacity or capabilities. Utilizing knowledge of ethics, knows when to question supplier requests.
  • Has basic understanding of how ERP works and the interaction with BaaN modules.
  • Releases discreet jobs and requisitions, manages most exceptions, and uses pegging to identify and correct problems from the ERP workbench.
  • Releases orders to suppliers with more discreet scheduling than suggested to optimize inventory levels. Capable of setting up Kanbans with assistance.
  • Prioritizes items thru inspection. Coordinates resources to expedite competing priorities.
  • Works with suppliers to implement a previously defined inventory replenishment strategy.
  • Utilize knowledge of Lean to apply continuous improvement to daily activities.
  • Able to effectively interact with team members. Can create written and verbal reports and may deliver presentations with some management involvement. Communicates internal problems or issues to managers.
  • With guidance from Management, reviews data and understands how the information affects program success.
  • Cooperates with coworkers and helps team leader meet goals. Shares information and ideas with the team. Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities.
  • Sends out quote packages.
  • Groups like items for negotiations.
  • Attends CCB if supporting a program. Can disposition most ECOs without assistance.
  • May train lower level Buyer Planners on routine tasks.
  • Completes scheduled basic status reporting and notifies management of any issues that may impact customer delivery or quality.
  • Possesses some familiarity with regulatory requirements (RoHs, Reach, FAA, FDA, FAR/DFAR, ITAR) that directly affect their program.
  • Knowledgeable on FMF guidelines and FMF proposal processes, FAR, TINA regulations
  • With assistance, performs basic price analysis and conduct price negotiations
  • Works with internal customer to establish delivery schedule; leads weekly intercompany review meetings.
  • Contacts supplier to request RMA and checks for export license, as required.
  • Actively participates in MRB meetings.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • FMF/FAR/DFAR strong working knowledge
  • Aerospace, Military or similar industry
  • Requires an understanding of:
    • Products
    • Military specification
    • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Commodity Management Experience
  • Electronic Component and/or Assembly Experience
  • Demonstrate electronic/mechanical knowledge
  • Knowledge of fixed pricing agreements and vendor managed inventory
  • Knowledge of RFP/RFQ, LTA, Procurement Negotiations, Proposal Processes

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