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Cobham?is seeking a? Buyer II that will executebuying activities in support of engineering requirements for all items relatedto the development process. This position requires the buyer to work closelywith engineering to understand product design and evaluate suppliercapabilities in support of design requirements. Select sourcing in accordancewith Strategic Supply Chain direction. Responsible for ensuring materialdelivery is in alignment with supporting program milestones and to communicaterisk internally to the engineering team and program manager. This position islocated in Orchard Park, NY.


  • Technical background or experience working with engineering to resolve technical issues with suppliers
  • Able to evaluate supplier capabilities to determine appropriate source selection for development requirements
  • Effective communication of part delivery status including expediting activities for items needed for scheduled development testing
  • Anticipate Supply Chain and Value Stream needs at the development stage and respond to concerns and conflicts before parts are released for production
  • Responsible for engineering team purchasing card and reconciling transactions.
  • To work with the commodity team to ensure that supplier communication and related metrics support team goals
  • Capable of working independently and reacting quickly to changing priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills for quoting and sourcing activities
  • Coordinate sourcing decisions with tactical buyer on parts released to production
  • MinimumRequirements:

  • Completed Bachelor?s Degree
  • Experience with materials management methodologies
  • Experience utilizing lean manufacturing tools to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of MRP, purchasing, work in process, and inventory modules of Oracle ERP system
  • Knowledge of products and customer base
  • Experience with Systems and Procedures as it pertains to the materials management function and Purchasing Standard work.
  • Skills: Personal computing, organizational, analytical, communication, negotiating, leadership, inventory management tools including kanban, LTA?s, AMPA?s, Performance Management, SIOP process
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • PreferredQualifications:

  • Willingness to obtain professional certification (APICS, CPM)
  • Willingness to obtain Lean Manufacturing Training
  • Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us fromour launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming aglobal leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it?s theinsights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future.Innovators like you.

    Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in thedevelopment, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systemsin the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham todeliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employeesto draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leadsto an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharingplans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding,exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

    Cobham is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employeepopulation. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity toall qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain fromdischarging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants whoinquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants.

    To see all of our latestopportunities and for consideration please visit www.cobham.com/careers

    Associated topics: associate director, chief financial officer, controller, director, director finance, operational manager, organizational culture, senior director, staff, supply

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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