Buyer I

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-302042
    • Job Location: Jupiter, FL
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 03/02/2020
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Radford Job Code: 4451
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Job Description

Buyer I

The Buyer is responsible for supporting the sourcing, value analysis, bidding, negotiation,      selection, approval, purchase, receipt, and quality of all materials for assigned commodities. The Buyer works closely with Material Program Managers and Production Planners to ensure supplier quality requirements and customer delivery is achieved through accurate and timely management of purchase orders for assigned commodities. 

Essential Job Functions

 The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Buyers. Each level of Buyer has additional duties and responsibilities listed. 

  • Supports the development and maintenance of effective supplier relationships to achieve company goals to include achieving schedule, reducing material lead times, improving quality, reliable delivery performance and favorable pricing.
  • Obtains competitive bids as appropriate.
  • Researches sources of supply and requests supplier viability data (i.e. Survey Information, ISO Certifications).
  • Updates and maintains supplier records.
  • Reviews, reports and updates ERP (Cin Com) data related to supplier records.
  • Supports Supplier Performance Reviews by printing reports, organizing data reviews with buyers, obtaining approvals, and issuing report and cover letter to suppliers.
  • Supports senior level buyers with transactions for return to vendor, Government owned property and other buyer responsibilities.
  • Attends meetings both internal and with suppliers, as needed.
  • Follows established QMS procedures .
  • Takes initiative in recognizing and proposing process improvement opportunities.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work area.
  • Other assignments and/or projects as required.
  • Primary source for procurement of MRO materials and other non-direct materials .
  • Utilizes system reports and other sources to meet production requirements and minimize inventory holding costs.
  • Participates in the disposition of surplus, salvage, returned and discrepant materials.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel when ordered material may be/or is past scheduled delivery date.
  • Reviews material requirements to support production schedules and avoid expediting fees. 
Other Job Functions 
  • Other duties may be assigned 
Supervisory Responsibility 



Experience and Skills

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required

Each successive level of Buyer builds on the identified knowledge, skills and abilities listed for the previous level(s) Buyer. 

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Ability to solve problems with assistance, resulting from the nature of items produced and purchased.
  • High degree of integrity; solid judgment and initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interface well with other internal departments and outside suppliers.
  • Proficiency in automated business planning and control systems (MRP), as well as MS Office applications .
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities and follow­ assignments through to successful completion.
  • Must be able to think analyticall y to complete work while meeting deadlines.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and be willing to seek assistance as needed from peers and/or manager.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team.
  • Must be able to professionally handle a fast-paced work environment with competing demands and/or shifts in priorities.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).
Required Experience


  • B.S. Degree in related field preferred, 1-3 years directly related experience, preferably in an aerospace or composites manufacturing environment. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree. 
Work Environment I Physical Requirements 
  • Office environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Some travel may be required