KLX Inc Sr Commodity Buyer in Miami (HQ), Florida

OBJECTIVE:

Sources and purchases aerospace fasteners and parts. Compiles and analyzes data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes. Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records. May prepare bid packages. General workload is 60% tactical and 40% strategic.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary by the Company)

  • Perform supply planning by evaluating inventory levels, safety stock, validating forecast, and selecting approved suppliers to determine investment strategy. Works cross functionally and with suppliers on payment issue resolution. Also collaborates with Quality department on defective or unacceptable goods, and determine appropriate course of action. Complete actions as necessary to resolve issues.

  • Confirm Purchase Order acknowledgments and verify accuracy of PO details

  • Maintain awareness and understanding of department key deliverables and how buying decisions impact those deliverables. Utilize reports to achieve past dues, order book alignment, and other department key metrics.

  • Prepare and negotiate packages with suppliers to drive increased savings opportunities. Execution of strategic initiatives and development of new opportunities.

  • Provides expertise on business process and continuous improvement. Trains other team members

  • Conduct market analysis and implement long term agreements in accordance with business strategies to deliver on savings and inventory requirements. Uses business analysis to determine if orders need to be placed to meet global procurement requirements.

  • Responsible for analyzing assigned part numbers and queue management

  • Special Projects as assigned by Commodity Manager

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related field of study or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience

  • 4-6 years of related work experience

  • Three to five years related experience and/or training.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System experience.

  • Advanced negotiations skills

  • Intermediate analytical skills

  • Professional/interpersonal verbal & written communication skills

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office proficiency

  • Basic presentation skills

  • Or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related field of study or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience

  • 6-8 years of related work experience

  • Advanced commodity / product knowledge

  • Experience with cost modeling / Cost driver structure

  • General knowledge of Aerospace compliance and regulations

    EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.