Procurement Commodity Lead - Systems
Company: Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc (Meggitt Baltimore, I
Posted on: May 19, 2019
Leading the assembled system commodity procurement team, The
Commodity Lead is responsible for ascertaining strategies to
achieve tactical excellence (i.e. Supplier OTD, On-time PO
Placement, PCV, etc.) and strategic initiatives for the assembled
system commodity. The Commodity Lead will work with the strategic
sourcing team to find, select and approve suppliers to be on the
ASL. The Commodity Lead will be the "expert" of the commodity and
act as a liaison between functional departments and purchasing.
Assembled System Commodity Buyers
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the procurement of assembled system commodity items
assigned, including but not limited to, heat exchangers, brazed
assemblies, services and other materials required for the
functional operation and performance of the company.
" Increase value to the business with a goal of improving the total
cost, cash and quality.
" Optimize costs while meeting MDSI technical requirements.
" Process requests for quotes (RFQ) for either MDSI bid preparation
or price justification.
" Promote and execute long term agreements (LTA) with suppliers to
ensure favorable price and uninterrupted supply of materials.
" Develop commodity strategy using cost modeling, supplier
opportunity assessment, supplier financial analysis and long term
" Maintain the approved supplier list (ASL) for the electrical
" In conjunction with the strategic sourcing team, find, select and
" Monitor and manage supplier delivery/quality performance for the
assembled system commodity, plans and executes improvement
" Establish supplier development programs to maximize value from
incumbents and to identify and establish alternate suppliers.
" Function as a point of contact for purchasing in new product
introduction (NPI) programs.
" Communicate exceptions to the applicable planner and purchasing
" Procure parts at prices consistent with MDSI target price. Notify
the appropriate MDSI contract administrator/program manager and
purchasing manager of exceptions.
" Process purchase requisitions in a timely manner.
" Approve supplier invoice exceptions for payment based on MDSI
MUST BE A US PERSON: US CITIZEN OR LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENCE
Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) in Business Administration or Engineering
or equivalent; and 7 to 10 years of purchasing, material planning,
sourcing or related experience in a high-mix, low-volume
manufacturing environment desired. Education level can be
substituted by years of relevant experience.
The Purchasing department is a fast paced environment and requires
a high level of organizational skills, efficient use of time, the
ability to perform under pressure, manage multiple projects and
continually meet deadlines. Experience in high-mix, low volume
aerospace/defense manufacturing environment desired. Familiarity
with UCC/FAR and DFAR requirements is desired. Requires knowledge
of purchasing processes, policies, procedures and an understanding
of manufacturing processes. Direct experience in procurement of
complex mechanical assemblies including condenser, evaporator, and
heat exchanger is required. Ability to interpret engineering
drawings and specifications is required. Must be skilled in
If you are qualified individual with a disability or a disabled
veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are
unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career
center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation,
contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-949-465-7700 or
This position requires use of information which is subject to the
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants
must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a
U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green
Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual
orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability,
protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by
applicable federal, state, or local law.
Irvine, California, United States
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