Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Procurement Specialist in Lynnwood, WA . The Procurement Specialist is a key interface to suppliers within the commodity, including supporting contract negotiation, sourcing strategy support and implementation, supplier selection and linkage. Work with the Commodity Manager growing long term strategic relationships with key suppliers. This position is eligible for our Crane Flex Hybrid schedule which allows for the option of up to 2 days/week of work-from-home. Some conditions apply which will be discussed during the interview process. Full policy to be provided after hire. Duties & Responsibilities: Nurture and manage relationships with key suppliers, managing different cost reduction and productivity projects, and new program sourcing requirements Support efforts to establish cost effective, long term solutions with key suppliers to optimize total acquisition cost of materials and ensure availability of required materials Support new product development as an integral development team member to assure the best supply solution is leveraged for the life of program in alignment with the established sourcing strategy Assure recurring cost targets are achieved for purchased and subcontracted content Support cost reduction initiatives as an integral team member with responsibility to identify and drive execution of the best supply solution Liaise with the site procurement organization to assure the supply strategies identified as part of new product development and legacy production are executed in accordance with the plans Monitor and report through visual metrics performance to the cost, lead time, and quality targets Utilize objective supplier performance data to drive continuous improvement in supplier base performance, including feedback to suppliers for the programs and the proactive resolution of issues with suppliers Develop and negotiate long term Agreements, Blanket PO’s and Stocking Agreements for the programs in support of product line production plans Function as commodity expert focal point for Crane Aerospace & Electronics, including being a responsive, effective commodity team member Communicate and coordinate with New Product Introduction Teams, Engineers, and outsourcing teams to drive action plans toward achieving program deliverables Provide prompt resolution of commodity issues raised from the product lines and manufacturing support shops Participate in development and maintenance of Strategic Sourcing Commodity Plan Any other task assigned by supervisor or management Minimum Qualifications: Experience : Three (3) + years of experience in Sourcing / Procurement, Subcontracts Management or other supply chain role with proven results and a BA or BS degree in any discipline. Or, One (1) + year(s) of experience in Sourcing / Procurement, Subcontracts Management and a BA or BS degree in Supply Chain Management. Knowledge : Solid understanding of sourcing strategy development and purchasing Understanding of aerospace electronic s specifications and comparisons Broad knowledge of electronics industry practices and innovations related to delivery performance and cost and lead time reduction Skills/Abilities : Demonstrated ability to develop, negotiate and administer long term agreements Proven ability to develop and execute action plans and communicate /coordinate cross functionally with Engineering, Program Management, Manufacturing Operations and Suppliers to achieve company goals Ability to understand complex customer flow down requirements and work with suppliers to make sure those requirements are met Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a wider Aerospace team Education/Certification : Bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree is a plus. Professional certification (APICS, CPM, CPSM) is desired Employment Eligibility Requirement : This position requires access to controlled data or information and therefore only US persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Working Conditions: Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment Requires approximately 10% travel to support customers Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: eye safety glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes Standing: 30% percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task Sitting: 70% percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task Lifting (in pounds): up to 25 pounds Pushing (in pounds): up to 25 pounds Mental/Visual: use of computer Workspace: cubicle/desk About Crane : Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS). We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value. Salary range: $94,993 to $118,684. Several factors contribute to actual salary, including experience in a similar role or performing comparable job responsibilities, skills, training, and other qualifications. Compensation packages also include comprehensive benefits, 401K contribution and match, Paid Time Off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and more. Some roles may be eligible for participation in performance-based bonus programs. You can see a list of our benefits at https://www.craneae.com/company/careers or visit our website at www.CraneAE.com for more information on our company and great opportunities In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check. FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool. This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.