Materials Component Buyer

Ametek, Inc. Binghamton , NY 13901

Posted 2 days ago

The Materials Component Buyer will be responsible for the tactical and strategic execution of procuring electronic components, fabrications, and machined parts to support production, ensuring continuity of supply per company purchasing guidelines. Buyer will also be responsible for meeting and balancing conflicting goals of inventory reduction, cost savings, and serviceability to manufacturing. Buyer will negotiate strategic purchases and maintain long term agreements with strategic partners.

AMETEK Power & Data Systems Business Unit Overview

AMETEK PDS is a trusted OEM supplier of components and systems for power generation and distribution, motion control, data acquisition, and cockpit instruments for the aerospace and defense industry. Our 80+ years of aerospace experience dates to the early days of aviation where we provided the Oil Pressure Indicator used on The Spirit of St. Louis, which recorded the first non-stop transatlantic flight. We are experts in the design and development of complex aircraft systems. From the early days of aviation to the latest in aerospace technology, AMETEK PDS has been providing our customers with cutting-edge custom engineering solutions at the highest level of quality and service in the industry. the Power & Data Systems business unit designs, manufactures and provides aftermarket services for starter generators, generator control units, motors, actuators, solid state power distribution systems & components, data acquisition and indicators for the commercial/military aerospace and ground vehicle markets. We currently have facilities in: Wichita, Kansas; Harleysville, Pennsylvania; Binghamton, New York; Reynosa, Mexico and Bangalore, India.

Position Requirements:

  • Candidate Responsible for sourcing and procuring complex fabrications, electronic components, and machined parts to support production.

  • Issue requests for quotes/proposals and select best source consistent with the goal of Lowest Cost of Ownership.

  • Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreement on critical commodities.

  • Act as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.

  • Communicate effectively with suppliers on their performance and actions to improve upon.

  • Resolve supply issues such as delivery expedites, invoicing problems, or non-conforming material.

  • Perform spend/supply base analysis and diagnostics to determine appropriate purchasing strategies.

  • Seek out and qualify new sources of supply.

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing other job-related tasks as needed, enabling other workers to achieve their job objectives.

  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Materials Manager.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field preferred; Associates degree required and/or equivalent prior experience in a Buyer/Procurement role.

  • 2-5 years' experience preferred but will train incumbent with the background and aptitude to learn and grow in the position.

  • Strong leadership, organizational and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to communicate with all levels of the organization.

  • Strategic think and able to perform tactically as well.

  • Self-starter / motivated individual.

  • Understanding and use of contracts and supply agreements.

  • Experience using Oracle or similar ERP systems

  • Exceptional Microsoft Excel skills with an aptitude for data manipulation.

AMETEK is a highly technical manufacturing company made up of 40 industry leading companies. Our mission is to solve our customers' most challenging problems with differentiated technology solutions. We employee 18,000 colleagues in more than 30 countries. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1-866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Binghamton

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Materials Component Buyer

Ametek, Inc.