Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services

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Purchasing- Strategic Procurement Specialist

What you will do:

Direct support of procurement activities across all product lines with primary responsibility for aircraft component purchase, exchange or repair services specifically related to outside & affiliate customer programs.  Pilot and execute the strategic planning for the procurement of goods and services related to capital projects, including facility and ground support equipment.  Play a critical role as principle trainer and personal mentor to the procurement staff.  Monitor activities to ensure they are conducted in accordance with corporate, company and departmental procedures or policies.  Regulate costs by guiding staff assigned to the provisioning processes regarding the stocking levels of required materials.  Assume Purchasing Manager responsibilities, including staff supervision, daily operational meetings, Purchase, Repair and Service Order releases, active & surplus inventory sales and related authorizations, as delegated and primarily in the manager’s absence.

What you need:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • 10 years of procurement experience, (of which the majority has been in aviation)to include at least 5 years as a Buyer.

  • Strong demonstrated knowledge and experience working with serialized inventory to include administration of repair and exchange transactions.

  • Working knowledge of contractual language.

  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced work environment.

  • Verbal, written presentation, problem solving & interpersonal skills necessary to effectively use fact based & well thought out reasoning to communicate, update, persuade and facilitate discussionsas well motivate behavior change with all levels of employee, management & customers to achieve desired goals.

  • Consistent, professional approach to all issues with a calm and steady demeanor.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize critical thinking and strategically plan, prioritize, assign and coordinate workload of yourself and other employees within the department ensuring vital tasks are carried out within the established goals of the project.

  • Understand and operate computer mainframe inventory and purchasing management systems.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft office software, Word and Excel.

  • Experience working with purchasing and materials management IT software.

  • Proven familiarity with Lotus Notes or similar e-mail systems, various aviation OEM websites & various inventory locator services, internet.

  • Ability to identify & analyze problem areas, identify root-causes of problemswith all levels of the organizations, drive actionable outcomes and follow up on results.

  • Famliarty and experience with Sarbanes Oxley financial regulations & reporting, Uniform Commercial Code and CASE certification of aviation suppliers.

  • Internal & External client focused, intending to serve our business with urgency.


Preferred Job Skills:

  • Prior Manager, Supervisor or Lead experience, to include mentoring and training less experienced staff.

  • Purchasing Manager, Logistics Manager or Contract Manager certification.

  • Undergraduate degree.

  • Experience workinng with PMI and ADP-WINGS purchasing and materials management IT software.

  • Familiarty working with FAA rregulations applicable to Repair Stations, applicable Federal Acquisition regulations and law.

  • Familiarty with demonstrated ability to utilize the Boeing and Douglas aircraft illustrated parts and tooling catalogs.

  • Experience with Materials & Stores Procedures Manual, Purchasing Policy & Procedures section.



Physical Requirements:

  • Routine work in office and warehouse environments.

  • Go up and down ladders and stairs

  • Sit for long periods of time.

  • Squat, bend and kneel occasionally

  • Lift a minimium of 20 lbs


AMES is an equal opportunity employer and that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.





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