ASTRONAUTICS CORP Senior Buyer in MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Tracking Code 2015925 Position Responsibilities: * Work closely with design engineering and manufacturing operations' teams to understand technology and manufacturing requirements associated with commodities. * Define direct material sourcing strategies to support establishment of supply chains; maximize current and future market conditions and define contingency planning to mitigate risk. * Drive excellent sourcing processes in all areas of spend. * Establish end-to-end process with ownership and commitment to procurement strategies throughout planning and execution. * Evaluate performance metrics for priority/critical commodity responsibilities. * Utilize consistent methodologies to pursue deliverables that are aligned with strategic objectives and delivery policies. We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Basic Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution. * Minimum 5 years of experience in supply chain/strategic sourcing and business/industry work experience focused on direct materials and mechanical components. * Requires familiarity with material procurement in a lean manufacturing environment, leveraging volume spend, inventory turns, and continuous improvement tools. * Experience working with an ERP system and expertise using MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel) and Outlook. * Experience driving direct material sourcing savings. * Ability to resolve problems to attain goals and manage project timelines to meet deadlines. * Must have strong background in building strategic relationships with suppliers and internal customers and stakeholders. * Team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: * Experience in Avionics * Knowledge of FAR/DFAR and commercial procurement regulations * CPM or CPCM certification or APICS certification * Demonstrated application of Six Sigma/Lean methodologies to yield tangible business results. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: ipc.us/t/4350C1A66A7D4EC5