Buyer II

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-302045
    • Job Location: Jupiter, FL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 03/02/2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 9332
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Job Description

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 (CinCom) 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 .
  • Manages procurement for small project-unique materials and some commodity procurement.
  •  Utilizes system reports and other inputs applying limited experience and judgment to meet production requirements and minimize inventory holding costs.
  •  Responsible for effective supplier management , tracking of supplier issues and performance , sourcing, proposals and supplier consolidation efforts.
  •  Mentors and trains level I Buyers. 
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 complex problems independently resulting from the complex nature of items produced and purchased, with limited assistance. 
Required Experience 


  • B.S. Degree in related field preferred, 3-8 years directly related experience, preferably in an aerospace or composites manufacturing environment. Exposure or limited experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment preferred. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Some experience managing/measuring  supplier performance. 
Work Environment  Physical Requirements 
  • Office environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of timebility to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Some travel may be required