Will ensure that AAR is receiving goods in a timely manner at the best overall price and continues to develop and build strong relationships with the companys vendors. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES -Review requisitions, purchase orders, and vouchers for accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures for any inbound part. -Develop strong relationship with all vendors and ensure that AAR is getting the best possible services, value, and prices on quotes against goods. -Bring new vendor line knowledge. -Make recommendation to management who is the overall best vendor by price, quality, and performance. -Identify and make improvements in overall inventory processes. -Effectively manage production materials to meet production goals, minimize shortages and maximize inventory turns. Maintain a high level of inventory accuracy and data integrity. -Confer with management in determining needs and delivery schedules. -Able to solicit bids and evaluate quotes. -Expedite purchase orders. -Strong negotiation skills -Advanced knowledge of how to research and procure hard to find parts. -High energy level with the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a proficient manner. -Capable of deciphering part prints and drawings. -Ability to determine sourcing for any outside processing -May coach other Buyers. -Develop and maintain a forecast model for high dollar, high demand items based on expected work-scope and scrap rates. -Produce accurate monthly optimized forecasts, which combine the statistical forecast model and the logical forecast model into an overall forecast. -Liaison with the Value Stream Managers and other departments to ensure that forecast and replenishment plans are accurate and are being utilized by the Value Stream Managers and other departments. -Ensure flow-down to suppliers of requirements from customer contracts -Travel is required. -Promote a team environment with a positive attitude. -Adhere to all AAR Composites Safety procedures and Safety accountabilities (Ref: SP-011). -All other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. CORE COMPETENCIES Commitment to company values and ethics Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared Communication Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal with tight deadlines and pressure Negotiating skills: must have confidence and the ability to be persuasive and assertive Creativity: makes constructive suggestions and creates novel solutions to problems; evaluates new technology as potential solutions to existing problems Analytical skills: must be able to gather information and use data to determine cause and effect for complex problem solving.
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