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Buyer

Location: 

West Hartford, CT, US, 06110-1328

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Supply Chain

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.

Overview

TRIUMPH Systems, Electronics & Control is a leading global independent aerospace fuel system supplier for the commercial, military, helicopter, and business jet markets. Based in West Hartford, CT, TRIUMPH employs approximately 500 employees and recently celebrated our 90th year in this location. The Company’s key products and services include electronic engine controls, fuel metering units and main fuel pumps for both the OE and aftermarket / spares end markets.

 

The Supply Chain organization is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic Buyer to join their team.  You will coordinate the procurement and distribution of aerospace materials, parts, equipment, and supplies for the organization.  This is an onsite position and not remote.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery.  This position will be primarily related to Outside Operation commodities and may overlap with other commodity areas as the need arises.  Candidates should have a minimum of (5) five years’ experience in one or both of those roles or with a closely related commodity.  
  • Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and date commodity is needed.
  • Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity.  Understands the different levels of complexity in various quote packages and can evaluate proposal responses accordingly.
  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.  Also evaluates the most appropriate supplier to be used for various purchased items and advises team members and/or management on the appropriate supplier to be used.
  • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs.  Cost control and reduction is a key metric of this role.
  • Implements purchase contracts (ie Purchase orders, etc) that comply with company and government regulations.
  • Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company.  Drives on Time delivery above 95% overall from all key suppliers.
  • Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records and compliance with all department procedures and goals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years of related experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple departments regarding Purchase order deliveries and having supplier’s questions answered.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Candidate should also be able to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Will be required to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MRP software, JDE.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as material specifications, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, as well as the ability to read/interpret blueprints is highly desirable but not required. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and the ability to speak effectively before groups of internal customers or employees of the organization. 
  • Experience with DFAR compliance is a plus.
  • APICS certification desired.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain OR show proof of a vaccination.  The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Please contact us if you require assistance in applying for Triumph Group and we will provide reasonable accommodations via HRDepartment@triumphgroup.com. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here