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Buyer/planner in Branford at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Do you have Experience with contract negotiation, purchasing and supply chain management? Capable of identifying, and sourcing materials based on blueprints and other technical documents? If so, this might be the right opportunity got you!

Our Client is looking for a Buyer to join their team in Branford, CT.
  • Responsible for the timely release of work orders to the shop floor to meet customer requirements
  • Source material as required to new sources of supply or second sourcing
  • Release purchase orders to suppliers as needed for inventory and non-inventory purchases
  • Expedite material as needed with supplier to support production
  • Manage and control MRB reviews if required
  • Understand & control predetermined inventory targets for each month and maintain those targets
  • Perform inventory transaction from the shop floor to maintain inventory integrity
  • Supply all necessary data on Visual data entry forms specific to planning
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining control of all shop floor supplies and floor stock materials
  • Drive regular improvement in Purchase Price Variance (PPV) through RFQ's, auctions, and negotiations with suppliers
  • Adherence to all approved operating budgets within business unit including PPV and inventory initiatives
  • Assist in the continuous improvement initiatives supporting the business unit's overall performance to objectives and goals
  • Interaction with supervisors, production managers & business unit managers on material status and production planning issues
  • Responsible for interaction with Contract Administrators for material availability on new orders, contract review
  • Manage aged work order reports and work order integrity on the shop floor
  • Travel to suppliers domestic or international - up to 10%

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience utilizing ERP software - Visual a plus
  • Aerospace experience a plus