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Fabricated Parts Buyer

Job Description
Business Profile: Aerospace Dynamics International, Inc. manufactures machined parts and assemblies for the commercial and military aerospace industries. It offers structural components, caps, panels, bulkheads, fittings, longerons, spars, chords, wing ribs, thrust reversers, structural machine parts, manufacturing tooling and stretch form blocks.
Aerospace Dynamics International, Inc. is a part of Precision Castparts Corp., which, in turn, is a part of Berkshire Hathaway.
Job Overview
Reports to: Purchasing Manger
Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Administrative Shift, Monday ? Friday
Job Summary
This position requires an aggressive, high-energy, and team-playing individual showing initiative and leadership potential. The ideal candidate will be responsible for carrying out broad assignments involving the purchase of critical items, and will require knowledge of best practices used in the procurement industry.
Primary Responsibilities:
Strategic sourcing with outside fabrication houses.
Negotiating and managing LTA's.
Some travel required to suppliers and other PCC facilities.
Significant interaction with senior level individuals in procurement and other organizations will be part of the assignment.
Proactively communicates foreseeable issues to next level Supervisor, planners and/or program management.
Ability to analyze data and generate reports, especially related to delivery, quality and cost topics.
Advanced knowledge of ERP applications and systems and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve variances and other factors that may be producing inaccurate data.
Maintains data for MRP including but not limited to: Planner Code, Item Cost, Lead-Time, Order Multipliers and Minimum or Economic Order Quantity data sets.
Ability to lead continuous improvement teams/events related to source, procure and planning initiatives.
Coordinates with Manufacturing, Planning, Quality, Engineering, Sales, and other support teams to alleviate constraints to on-time delivery to meet customer need dates.
Position Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These duties and responsibilities are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this position satisfactorily.
Knowledge of manufacturing including: Sheet Metal, Complex Machine Components and Assemblies.
Technical experience with commodities requiring close interface with Engineering.
Understanding and ability to read blueprints, specifications and related technical documents.
Fluent and proficient in the practical application of MRP logic, scheduling logic, order policies and modifiers, bills of material, routers, material flow, inventory systems, capacity planning, customer required inventory replenishment systems, and other manufacturing strategies.
Must be a team player with sound judgment and analytical skills as well as a team leader.
Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software and manufacturing MRP/ERP planning systems.
Good organizational skills.
Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Read, write and understand the English language.
Strong ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers/suppliers as well as handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
Must be able to work assigned schedule in alignment with ADI HR policies for attendance.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education/Previous Experience Requirements:
BA/BS degree in business or technical field.
Minimum 3-5+ years Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
Expertise in the understanding and application of capacity planning tools and MRP/ERP systems.
APICS Certified (CPIM or CSCP) preferred.
Other industry specific training and certification helpful: Lean, Six Sigma, RCCA certifications/experience.
Additional years of related experience will be considered in lieu of education.
Company Profile: Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, PCC employs more than 18,500 people worldwide and is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.
Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.



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