Buyer Planner II

Aerovironment Simi Valley , CA 93062

Posted 7 months ago

We are currently seeking a Buyer Planner II to join our team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and procure various commodities such as Plastics, machined parts, electronic components, cables, etc.

  • Run Oracle MRP action report and execute action messages daily per plan.

  • Initiate RFQ/RFPs and evaluate supplier bids as required.

  • Manage and develop supplier relationships to reduce costs, improve & maintain quality, and ensure on-time delivery of purchased materials.

  • Responsible for supplier selection and award, including release of standard POs and blanket POs as required.

  • Process and coordinate timely returns of defective product with supplier, Quality, and Accounting

  • Review and action ECO, MCO, and Deviations as required for assigned commodities.

  • Interface with suppliers, QA, and Engineering to resolve quality issues.

  • Provide accurate information to planning

  • Work with finance to resolve Accounting discrepancies in a timely manner

  • Assist with other procurement/material projects as assigned by the Supply Chain Manager.

Required Qualifications & Background

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) required

  • Familiar with FAR/DFAR procurement clauses. U.S. Persons required

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, or Accounting or APICS or ISM cert or equivalent, related work experience

  • 2 - 5 years in a related field.

  • Proven experience in various processes as it relates to assigned commodity, i.e. CNC, injection molding, etc.

  • Ability to negotiate terms and pricing for materials and services is critical.

  • Ability to read and comprehend drawing specification sheets is a must.

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook email.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • A customer-service oriented attitude is required.

  • Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision and in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be highly organized and able to multi-task.

  • Strong sense of urgency to place orders and ensure timely delivery

  • Oracle experience strongly preferred

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