The Buyer is responsible for commodities or assignments requiring application of basic purchasing principles, theories, and concepts. The Buyer ensures timely acquisitions of product or service from known sources of supply.
Additionally, the Buyer may resolve issues in the areas of requisition accuracy and completeness, on-time delivery or supplier payment functioning in a closely supervised environment.
·Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability.
·Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria.
·May complete supplier certification as part of a technical and/or quality team.
·Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers.
·Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers.
·Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities.
·Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items.
·Selects suppliers for lower cost items or items of limited scope and complexity and negotiates price, delivery, quality, and service.
·Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers.
·Monitors and evaluates supplier performance.
·Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery.
·Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues.
·Facilitates the resolution of issues by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel.
·Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, and engineering changes with suppliers.
·Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by answering questions and requests.
·Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
·Participates in continuous improvement activities and provides suggestions for cost reduction and improved efficiency.
·Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.
·4-year college degree Supply Chain management or relevant discipline.
·Experience and/or exposure to supply chain concepts and methodologies, and manufacturing through internships or training programs.
·Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities.
·Must have intermediate computer skills and be able to understand of electronic processing.
·Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.
Conditions of Employment
This role is subject to compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which requires the incumbent to be either a US citizen, lawful permanent resident [“green card” holders], or have refugee or asylee status).
Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.
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