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Kaman Corporation Buyer in Wichita, Kansas

Responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with Kaman Composites - Wichita (KCW) needs for raw materials, fixed assets and tooling, production materials and services. These products and services are to be secured at cost quality, and delivery competitive levels consistent with company policy and performance standards.

  • Develops a high quality, reliable and cost efficient supplier base with flexibility to meet the ever-changing requirements of the company.

  • Selects sources and procures all raw materials, fixed assets and tooling, production materials and services needed to meet the needs of KCW and all its operations and services.

  • Negotiates with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services used, ensuring we are getting the best quality product or service at the best competitive cost possible.

  • Reviews competitive bid information and authorizes the placement of orders with suppliers for a broad scope of materials and services.

  • Maintains awareness of military and blueprint specifications and manufacturing processes.

  • Maintains high ethical and confidentiality standards in all dealings.

  • Evaluates proposals, negotiates prices and/or subcontract provisions, selects suppliers, analyzes trends and establishes price objectives – as required to support production.

  • May administer subcontracts and assist in the development of subcontract policies and procedures.

  • Expedites delivery of critical items with suppliers; obtains and forwards information relative to

  • Meeting deliveries or negotiating new deliveries.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or business-related field

  • APICS certification preferred

  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in purchasing/buyer position is preferred – preferably in Aerospace, but other manufacturing experience will be considered

  • Experience with composites is a plus

  • Experience with estimating is a plus

  • Strong command of computer skills is required:

  • All Microsoft Office software used by the company

  • Purchasing/MRP systems

  • Strong negotiation experience is required

  • Purchasing strategy experience is needed

Job Posting Title: Buyer

Job ID: 2021-6524

Name: Kaman Aerospace

Name: Shift 1

Street: 1650 S McComas St

Post End Date: 4/30/2021