Analyzes manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, and other material requirements based on needs of assembly demands, replenishments, substitute parts/materials, production set-ups, engineering changes and enterprise supplies. Resolves schedule, material requirement or business system problems with cross-functional representatives. Approves part or material requisitions and initiates production and purchase orders. Resolves master schedules and production problems and negotiates lead times. Interface with Suppliers on a regular basis to obtain quality products & services, on-time, at the lowest achievable cost. Ability to communicate and exchange information clearly; interact with others, express or exchange ideas, and communicate interpersonally. Ability to communicate in group settings. Ability to operate a computer and discern and assess charts, graphs, reports and/or other forms of written or graphical communication.
Comprehension: ability to understand problems and to collaborate and explore identification of solutions. Organization: ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology; ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term or long-term basis. Reasoning & Decision Making: ability to prioritize work projects and requirements; ability to develop concepts, plans and work schedules and communicate them to others. Communications: regular requirements to use written and oral communication skills; interact with managers, co-workers and others encountered in the course of work; ability to compose materials such as detailed reports and work-related documents and communicate substantively about them either verbally or in writing, communicate interactively & present information effectively. Mathematics: ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and to record, balance, and check results for accuracy; ability to compute, analyze, and interpret data for reporting purposes. Ability to team and draw on the value of each individual. Demonstrate the skills to negotiate with another (or others) to reach mutual agreements. Demonstrate functional knowledge of technical requirements of Programs. Demonstrate skills to interpret and apply binding agreement language, i.e. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARs), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) etc... Ability to use and apply factual information, general company knowledge and common sense to analyze problems and recommend solutions. Ensure compliance requirements are met both internally and externally including, but not limited to, company policies & procedures and Government regulations. Well organized and detail orientated.
5 to 10 years in Government Buying position in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement etc...
Minimum of a 4 year Bachelor's Degree.
Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) certification or equivalent.