Sr. Buyer

Northrop Grumman - Chandler, AZ (30+ days ago)4.0


With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Orbital ATK’s Flight Systems Division seeks a Sr. Buyer position located in our Chandler Az office.

Position Description:
Establishes, maintains, and monitors supplier agreements of medium to high dollar, risk, and/or complexity. Supports the selection, development, and management of strategic and preferred suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals. Supports the implementation of programs for supplier selection, supplier performance management, and supply base optimization.

Supplier Management

Strategic sourcing
Establish supplier long term agreements
Contract change management
Ensure on-time delivery of quality product
Continuous improvement
Risk management
Supplier performance management
Sole source/critical supplier management
Takes ownership and achieves results
Contract Structure & Business Terms

Negotiate pricing using cost/price and best value analysis
Negotiate to ensure terms and conditions address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification, and all other potential risk areas
Ensure that terms and conditions have been properly flowed down from customer contracts to supplier contracts
Establish and maintain formal agreements (Purchase Orders) with suppliers
Incorporate customer or internal changes into the contract or PO
Manages customer requirements and schedules
Financial Performance

Track cost savings and cost avoidance
Establish billing and payment terms including milestones; facilitate timely payment of invoices
Ensure PO is within program budget and support EAC reductions
Compliance

Apply Import/Export regulations such as ITAR, EAR, DDTC registration etc.
Apply security regulations concerning vendor visits or sharing information.
Apply government contract requirements such as FAR, DFAR, ISO, DCAA, SOX, etc. to appropriate agreements
Supports auditing processes such as DCMA, CPSR etc.

Additional Desired Requirements:
BA in Business, Finance, SCM or related field preferred
Minimum 5 years Supply Chain procurement experience in a manufacturing environment
US Government sub-contracting experience (FAR/DFAR)
Experience with ERP systems such as Deltek and Costpoint
Strong negotiator to achieve best value
Proactive; self-directed; can take instruction and act
Demonstrated success in developing tactical plans and carrying through to successful execution
Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability