Job Description

Purchasing Manager
Rochester, NH

Job Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate supply agreements/contracts and drives cost savings programs for both plans and execution. Savings are to be tracked on a weekly basis.
  • Develops and directs purchasing strategies for the various commodities.
  • Directs price and cost analysis for commercial and government contracts.
  • Ensures buyer training on all commercial and government procurement procedures in support of a successful CPSA audit and meets the customer requirements.
  • Manages supplier performance and strategic supplier relationships for company accounts.
  • Define, establish and lead a purchasing team that supports the government programs for the objectives of quality, cost, and schedule for another division within the organization.
    * Solve complex problems important to the success of the organization and able to draw on experience to successfully negotiate lowest/best price.
    * Manages supplier performance and risk mitigation activities which support operations. This includes conducting quarterly business reviews, supplier scorecards, and supplier risk assessments.
    * Manage the variance process for payment terms and overdue processes.
    * Track the development of new technologies with the R+T group.
    * Drive sourcing strategy for the LEAP plants for best value and service.
    * Marketplace benchmarking for best practices and pricing.
    * Improve efficiencies of the procurement team via supplier agreements, VMI programs, vending, programs, utilization of blanket/framework orders etc.
    * General business skills -- including the ability to understand client requirements from a strategic perspective and to translate those requirements into a supplier base that meets all client expectations and future needs.
    * Works effectively with both the company and supplier personnel, at all levels, including senior management.
    * Leadership, interpersonal skills and teamwork.
    * Commodity/item knowledge, in terms of the company’s application and the external marketplace.
    * Excellent communication skills, verbal and written to provide effective and timely communications with/to all levels of the organization and supplier personnel.
    * Sensitivity to different cultures
    * Savings, quality, lead time, and inventory management.
    * Reports savings achievements through monthly statistics, and quarterly summary, as appropriate.
    * Nothing in this document restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time



  • Minimum Degree: Bachelors of Science/Bachelors of Arts; MBA preferred
  • Major Field: Various, depending on commodity requirements (i.e.; direct materials of fiber, prepreg's, resins etc.)
  • Minimum 6-10 years' experience in related purchasing, supply chain environments or related disciplines: programs management, operations, finance) Aerospace experience preferred.
  • Experience with government procurement/FAR/DFARs is a definite plus.
  • ERP systems experience, such as SAP (preferred).
  • Ability to work in a self-managed team environment.
  • PMA or APICS certifications are considered a plus.
  • Follow all publicized safety policies/procedures applicable to the job
  • Use appropriate PPE that has been identified on the Hazard Analysis for the department/role
  • Attend and participate in all safety training, safety meetings, audits and Behavior Based Safety programs assigned
  • Report all safety hazards observed. If capable, correct the safety hazard identified

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