Senior Buyer
Vergennes , Vermont
October 19, 2017
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products and employs approximately 42,000 people worldwide with approximate annual sales of ~$14 billion. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs.

Our customers include original equipment manufacturers that build aircraft and helicopters, engine manufacturers, and airlines, as well as defense agencies and contractors. Our commitment is to help them develop and maintain safer, lighter, more reliable and more efficient aircraft and other platforms.

SIS-VT is currently seeking a highly motivated, Buyer (Supply Chain) to join our team working in a hands-on, collaborative environment. Responsibilities for this role include:
-Establish and maintain effective communication with suppliers relating to the organization's quality, delivery, and price requirements.
-Review/determine purchase requirements for production material (electronic components, electromechanical parts, injection molded parts, machine shop raw materials), obtain competitive quotes, and plan/execute purchase orders.

-Liaise with internal customers on required materials and services and translate program schedules into supplier forecast and master production schedule.
-Procure capital equipment for the organization as needed.
-Maintain accurate supplier/purchasing databases manually and electronically as required.
-Communicate discrepancies and resolve disputes between suppliers and the organization.
-Monitor supplier cost competitiveness, lead-times, and on-time delivery performance.

Qualification: -Thorough knowledge of Supply Chain processes.
- Advanced understanding of contract structure, business terms and conditions.
- Proficient in Excel, Power Point, Project and MRP/ERP systems.
- Thorough knowledge of Project Management.
- Works well in a team environment, highly motivated.
- Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
- Strong people / interpersonal and communication skills.
- Excellent organization skills.
- Work independently, remain calm under pressure and deal with ambiguity.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder.

Preferred Experience:
- Experience in the Aerospace industry.
- SAP proficiency.
- Knowledge of Continuous Improvement

*This position can sit in Vergennes, VT or Cheshire, CT*

Education: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 4 years related experience
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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