AAR CORP Buyer/Planner in GARDEN CITY, New York

Title: Buyer/Planner

Location: United States-New York-Garden City

Job Number: 8394


The Buyer / Planner will be responsible for forecasting and planning needs to maintain proper inventory levels, inventory mix, and overall efficiency of the program, while ensuring that AAR is receiving the best possible price from respective vendors and OEMs.


  • Rationalize all inventory programs parts OEM, PMA, Standard Hardware, and Nutt Option purchasing.

  • Develop and maintain an extrinsic forecast model for high dollar, high demand items basedon expected and actual engine shop visits, workscope, module exposure rates, and scrap rates.

  • Produce a monthly optimized forecast, which combines the statistical forecast model and thelogical forecast model into an overall forecast having an accuracy of 90% or better.

  • Produce monthly metrics to measure vendor performance, forecast accuracy, and replenishment activity.

  • Develop and maintain a process to minimize the uncertainty of overhauled material availability and maximize used content for all Inventory Programs.

  • Coordinate and facilitate periodic joint customer vendor planning conferences.

  • Identify opportunities to maximize inventory investment and increase inventory turns.

  • Negotiate best possible long-term agreements with volume discounts with appropriatevendors.

  • Check requisitions as necessary for any inbound part.

  • 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 overallvendor, looking at price, reputations, etc.

  • Travel is required.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • 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

  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared

  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities



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.


Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and 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.

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