Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Buyer II in Lynnwood, WA . Position Overview: The Buyer II is responsible for managing all aspects of purchasing components from suppliers in order to assure timely delivery of parts to support production needs. In addition, the Buyer II is the communication and logistics link between Value Streams, Supervisors, Marketing, Master Schedulers, and Purchasing. Duties & Responsibilities: Perform material requirements planning through high interaction/coordination with manufacturing personnel and external suppliers to support the Value Stream Communicate priorities and schedule changes to Outside Processing Suppliers on a daily basis to support changes in production requirements Establish and maintain positive working relationships with suppliers; Communicate common supplier problems with Leadership, Procurement Specialists and other Buyers Develop, own, and drive an inventory action plan to maintain proper inventory levels and achieve turns goals of key production components Train the value stream support personnel and facilitate the upgrade to a pull-based replenishment system (Kanban) to improve inventory turns and eliminate part shortages Monitor supplier orders to assure they are shipped on a timely basis to support the Value Stream Improve supplier fill rates, quality, and lead times to fit product mix and needs. Obtain quotes from suppliers for production material and Outside Processing operations Negotiate blanket purchase orders and pursue cost reduction initiatives that eliminate adverse Purchase Price Index (PPI) Interact with sourcing teams to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, low cost region sourcing, supplier assessment & management Publish daily shortage report to communicate current delivery information from suppliers Resolve invoice discrepancies on a timely basis Manage supplier quality through the Non-Conforming Report (NCR) Process; Minimize production impact by ensuring discrepant materials are addressed with Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement Quality, Supervisors and Suppliers Work closely with suppliers and Procurement Quality Engineers to resolve Corrective Action Requests (CARs) generated from NCRs Obtain Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA), and process return transactions in Oracle (ERP System); Follow Debit Memo process for supplier rework of discrepant materials Minimum Qualifications: Experience: Three (3) or more years of experience buying in a similar industry or demonstrated equivalent knowledge of supply chain function through work experience or school Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process used in the operating unit of assignment Working knowledge of buying, and ordering procedures Working knowledge of production planning, material requirements planning and Kanban systems Working knowledge of computer systems that support production, e.g., inventory control, purchasing, production scheduling and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) Skills/Abilities: Well-developed skill in communicating with others Proficiency in Excel and Word and ability to work with Access databases Ability to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams, solve urgent problems associated with the manufacture of products and document and communicate production outcomes and trends Ability to perform math and logic computations requiring sequencing of times, critical incidents, and numeric information Ability to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams Education/Certification: Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, or Materials-related field or 3 + years of equivalent working experience HS Diploma or GED Equivalent Required Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a regulated manufacturing environment 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 the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ( ITAR ). About Crane Aerospace & Electronics : 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: $65,811 to $97,011. 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 .