AAR CORP Sr Buyer in CLEARWATER, Florida

Title: Sr Buyer

Location: United States-Florida-Clearwater

Job Number: 8151

SUMMARY Ensure that AAR is receiving the best overall price and continues to build strong relationships with the company’s vendors. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with finalizing and implementing contracts and negotiating final agreements with contracts team.

In this role, the Sr. Buyer will be responsible for sourcing efforts that support new business proposals for both commercial and government proposals. This includes coordinating the bill of material (BoM) costing process after the BoM is received from the estimating group. The Sr. Buyer will understand and achieve deadlines and budget targets within the proposal process. Assists with finalizing and implementing contracts and negotiating final agreements with contracts team.

In addition, the Sr. Buyer will also have purchasing responsibilities within the Group. These responsibilities may include; but not limited to: review requisitions, purchase orders and vouchers for accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures. Confer with management in determining needs and delivery schedules. Obtain oral and/or written quotations from vendors. Analyze specifications and determine the best source for procurement of commodities. Expedite purchase orders. Develop a strong relationship with all vendors and ensure that AAR is getting the best possible price. Get quotes on goods, services and parts to determine if AAR is receiving the best possible price. Solicit bids, analyze those quotes and recommend to Management who is the best overall vendor, looking at price, reputations, etc. May coach other Buyers. Travel is required. All other duties as assigned. CORE COMPETENCIES Commitment to company values and ethics Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared Communication Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal with tight deadlines and pressure Negotiating skills: must have confidence and the ability to be persuasive and assertive Creativity: makes constructive suggestions and creates novel solutions to problems; evaluates new technology as potential solutions to existing problems

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. -Must have previous corporate buying experience. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

AAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.