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Buyer/Planner III

Company name
Elbit Systems of America

Fort Worth, TX
21 hit(s)  


The Buyer/Planner III will be responsible for materials planning and purchasing activities for assigned products and/or manufacturing work cells to meet the guidelines established by the Master Schedule. The Buyer/Planner III will also 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.

Provides input to management for financial budgets for assigned programs.
Works under the direction of a manager to adjust deliveries in order to maximize cash flow.
Under general supervision, works on \u201cdevelopmental\u201d and \u201ctransition to production\u201d 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 \u2013 with support, evaluates capacity or capabilities.
Has basic understanding of how ERP works and the interaction with standard ERP modules.
Releases discreet jobs and signals, manages exceptions, and uses pegging to identify and correct problems from the ERP workbench.
Releases orders to suppliers and manages deliveries to optimize inventory levels and cash flow.
Participates in setting up Kanbans and Vendor Managed Inventory.
Prioritizes work assignments and coordinates resources to expedite competing priorities.
Works with suppliers to design and implement an inventory replenishment strategy to meet program needs.
Utilizes knowledge of Lean strategies to apply continuous improvement to daily activities.
Effectively interacts with team members. Creates 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.
 Prepares and issues solicitation packages.
 Groups like items to leverage requirements 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/DFARS, ITAR) that directly affect the Business Unit programs.
 Performs price analysis and conducts negotiations.
 Works with internal customer to establish delivery schedule.
 Coordinates RTV, RMA, and supplier corrective action requests as necessary.
 Actively participates in MRB meetings.
 Assures FMF eligibility of items being purchased.
 Maintains compliant purchase order files.
  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:


High School Diploma Required; Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's Preferred.
      Required:         NONE                             
      Preferred:        ISM Certification
Experience Required:
      Functional (Using Skill Set): 3- 5 years
      Management: Entry Level    
      Industry: 3-5 years 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable):

FMF, FAR/DFARS working knowledge
Aerospace, Military or similar industry
Aerospace, Military or similar industry.
Commodity Management Experience
Electronic Component and/or Assembly Experience
Demonstrate electronic/mechanical knowledge
Knowledge of fixed pricing agreements and vendor managed inventory
Knowledge of solicitation, evaluation, negotiations 

FLSA Status:   Exempt 
Job Status:  Fulltime        
Security Clearance Required:    None

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