Buyer - Union Gap, WA

Employer: Pexco Aerospace

Job Description:
This is a fast-paced, hands-on position in which you will work directly with suppliers, employees, management, budgets, schedules, and finance. You will be responsible for procurement and planning for a broad range of aerospace and non-aerospace materials and services.

Major Functional Areas Accountability:
Leveraging supplier relationships, manage purchased part lead times and follow‑up as necessary to expedite overdue orders or those evidencing possible critical delays to production. Minimize lead-times whenever possible to support the customer’s needs
Review areas in which prices can be re‑negotiated; Negotiate with current sources to secure the most advantageous terms, highest quality, best delivery, and lowest price
Source new suppliers focusing on price, lead time, and quality standards as the primary selection criteria
Learn, understand, and demonstrate competency in the Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning system, general demand and reporting analysis as well as querying data
Analyze opportunities in increasing inventory turns and maximizing production runs as well as recommend proper stocking levels using data provided in Epicor and by consulting with the Supply Chain Manager as needed
Periodically review purchasing programs and identify possible purchased part consolidation opportunities.
Using Demand and Material Requirements Planning (MRP), place purchase orders as needed to support production
Coordinate and track the timely arrival of all materials needed to manufacture customer orders
Collect, compile and review supplier metric data such as On Time In Full (OTIF) and Quality Acceptance Percentage (Quality)
Analyze purchase requests to determine most favorable price considering such factors as quantity, delivery time and inventory
Maintain consistent supplier contact with emphasis on results-oriented relationships
Solicit supplier quotations and evaluate bids for all departments
Inform the Supply Chain Manager of all issues that may require immediate action or attention at that level of the organization
Evaluate and maintain records of performance of approved vendors utilizing OTIF and Quality data. Create vendor scorecards and communicate the scorecard results with suppliers on the Approved Supplier List
Provide general clerical duties for the Purchasing department and prepare reports, maintain records of buying functions as needed, and other duties as assigned

Performance Indicators:
Demonstrate willingness to support various purchasing functions in addition to other duties throughout the supply chain as needed
Create purchase orders and submit for approval
Demonstrate ability to source and develop relationships with various manufacturers, suppliers, brokers and distributors to support both direct and indirect purchasing needs throughout the supply chain
Demonstrate the ability to monitor supplier performance (OTIF and Quality) and communicate their status, via scorecards, on a quarterly basis
Provide recommendations on aged inventory and report on overall turnover rates
Manage communications with suppliers regarding the corrective actions and escalation processes as needed
Demonstrate company values and code of conduct as a team-player in a support role, with even tempered, friendly disposition and a positive can-do attitude
Purchase Price Variance Targets

Qualifications and Expectations:
Four-year degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, other related field of study
3+ years’ work experience in Supply Chain
Demonstrably clear and concise communication skills both verbally and in writing with internal customers, suppliers, and peers
Detail oriented with a priority of accuracy
Proven organization skills with a proactive attitude
Skilled in Excel, Outlook and Word
Ability to learn and utilize MRP and ERP systems
Willingness and ability to adapt to changing duties and requirements for the wide variety of customer requirements encountered and business / organizational structures and methodologies
Completion of required training elements and demonstrated competency in the areas of accountability listed above in this job description
Demonstrates compliance with all Safety Protocols and Practices

Physical Demands:
May be required to lift boxes of product weighing up to 60 pounds
Regularly required to sit, stand and walk about the facility
Occasionally required to bend and stoop

Work Environment:
Works in both an office environment and occasionally out on the manufacturing floor
Occasionally exposed to dust, odors, fumes and noise

About Us:
For 50 years, Pexco Aerospace ( has been dedicated to fostering a culture built on inclusion and appreciation. Pexco is a leader in the aircraft interiors market. We have a close-knit family culture where all employees feel welcome, valued, and encouraged to contribute to the company's long-term success.

Pexco Aerospace is the world's leading designer and producer of aerospace components made from highly engineered resins and polymers. Pexco supplies parts to virtually all OEMs and airlines worldwide with a primary focus on commercial aircraft interiors. Based in Yakima, WA, our 145,000-square-foot facility houses Research & Development, Engineering, Tooling Design and Production; allowing us to quickly transform ideas into reality, constantly exceeding our customer's expectations.

Pexco Aerospace is part of the TransDigm Group (NYSE: TDG), one of the world's leading suppliers of highly engineered components for virtually all aerospace applications. Our parent company allows us to continually invest in new products and technology and create an environment that focuses on accountability and provides tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth for those so inclined. We hire great people from various backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and enthusiasm for aerospace, you will find a home at Pexco.

Our central location allows easy access to the Yakima, Columbia, and Snake Rivers, mountains and lowland lakes, abundant greenways, and scenery you'll have to see to believe. In Yakima, you'll find 300 days of sunshine a year in a city nestled in a valley surrounded by camel-colored desert hills. You'll enjoy four distinct seasons and endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Should you choose to hit the road, Seattle, Portland, and Spokane are within a three-hour drive, close enough to enjoy without having to deal with a grid-locked life.

We offer a generous benefits package including:
medical, dental, vision, FSA/HSA plans, short-term disability, long-term disability, life, AD&D, critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident coverage, EAP, legal, ID theft, pet insurance, commuter benefits, tuition assistance, 401k plan with employer match, and profit sharing. New employees enjoy eighty hours of vacation, 8 paid holidays and 7 days of personal time.

Pay Range: Level 1: $20.00 to $30.00 per hour. Level 2: $66,000 to $70,000 per year.

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Contact Person:
Location: Union Gap, WA
Application Method: Apply online
Base Pay: Level 1: $20.00 to $30.00 per hour. Level 2: $66,000 to $70,000 per year.

Posted on February 01, 2023

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