• Buyer/Planner II

    Location US-TX-Fort Worth
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Business Unit
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    The Buyer / Planner II will be responsible for all materials planning and Purchasing activities for assigned products and/or Manufacturing work cells to meet the guidelines established by the Master Schedule.  Purchase a wide variety of nonstandard, specialized and custom equipment and materials requiring knowledge of electronic and/or mechanical product specifications and sources of supply. 








    Responsibilities & Tasks:

    • Provides input to management for financial budgets for assigned programs on a monthly basis.
    • Works under the direction of a manager to adjust deliveries in order to maximize cash flow.
    • Under general supervision, works on “developmental” and “transition to production” programs.
    • With the guidance of more senior level staff, determines supplier capabilities and works with multiple suppliers to establish a competitive environment.
    • Visits key program suppliers – with support, evaluates capacity or capabilities.  Utilizing knowledge of ethics, knows when to question supplier requests.
    • Has basic understanding of how ERP works and the interaction with BaaN modules.
    • Releases discreet jobs and requisitions, manages most exceptions, and uses pegging to identify and correct problems from the ERP workbench.
    • Releases orders to suppliers with more discreet scheduling than suggested to optimize inventory levels.  Capable of setting up Kanbans with assistance.
    • Prioritizes items thru inspection.  Coordinates resources to expedite competing priorities.
    • Works with suppliers to implement a previously defined inventory replenishment strategy.
    • Utilize knowledge of Lean to apply continuous improvement to daily activities.
    • Able to effectively interact with team members. Can create written and verbal reports and may deliver presentations with some management involvement.  Communicates internal problems or issues to managers.
    • With guidance from Management, reviews data and understands how the information affects program success.
    • Cooperates with coworkers and helps team leader meet goals. Shares information and ideas with the team.  Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities.
    • Sends out quote packages.
    • Groups like items for negotiations.
    • Attends CCB if supporting a program. Can disposition most ECOs without assistance.
    • May train lower level Buyer Planners on routine tasks.
    • Completes scheduled basic status reporting and notifies management of any issues that may impact customer delivery or quality.
    • Possesses some familiarity with regulatory requirements (RoHs, Reach, FAA, FDA, FAR/DFAR, ITAR) that directly affect their program. 
    • With assistance, performs basic price analysis and conduct price negotiations
    • Works with internal customer to establish delivery schedule; leads weekly intercompany review meetings.
    • Contacts supplier to request RMA and checks for export license, as required.
    • Actively participates in MRB meetings.
    • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor



    • Negotiate and award purchase orders committing company funds in support of Program Schedule and Budgetary requirements.
    • Identify and establish new sources of supply.
    • Other delegated duties as assigned by supervisor

    Business Relationships:

    • Operations
    • Program
    • Finance
    • Suppliers



    Minimum Qualifications:


    Education (Highest Level Required/Preferred):

    Bachelor  - Preferred  (5-10 years functional experience may substitute)

    Associate  - Preferred (5-10 years functional experience may substitute)      

    High School - Required



    Preferred: ISM Certification


    Experience Required:

    Functional (Using Skill Set)  - 1-3 years experience

    Industry  - 3-5 years experience


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable):

    • FAR/DFAR strong working knowledge
    • Aerospace, Military or similar industry
    • Requires an understanding of:
      • Products
      • Military specification
      • Federal Acquisition Regulations
    • Commodity Management Experience
    • Electronic Component and/or Assembly Experience
    • Demonstrate electronic/mechanical knowledge
    • Knowledge of fixed pricing agreements and vendor managed inventory


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