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Operational Buyer

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Airbus Helicopters, Inc Grand Prairie , TX 75052

Posted 2 months ago

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:
Release material requirements for the production lines and Spares through (SAP), issue and follow up purchase orders, schedule the needed delivery dates and solve problems occurring along the delivery chain until material is received and available on stock on time.

Primary Responsibilities:
1.Description: Purchase orders (PO) 95%

  • On time issuing of POs and transfer to suppliers.

  • Check and solving of problems coming up during the order/delivery process.

  • Check acknowledgements and signed purchase orders and put the data in SAP.

  • Document all SBA documents into SAP

  • Supervision of delivery dates and performs necessary changes.

  • Supervision of flow of documents related to PO.

  • Changing and cancellation of existing POs if necessary.

  • Documentation of changes and status in SAP.

  • Front line contact for contract issues

  • Prepares "vendor past due" report and coordinate directly with Strategic.

  • Responsible for daily contacts with vendor issues to resolve problems, expedite parts and assure timely deliveries.

  • Request material returns authorization (RTV), prepare and submit RTV order, track credit notes and or receipt of "proforma" material.

  • Follow up with warranty items for materials

  • Read, understand, and initiate appropriate action related to technical service bulletins and service letters. Confer with representatives of various departments within the company, to validate requirements, specifications, quantities and delivery schedules.

  • Point of contact to suppliers, exchange of information.

  • Clarifying of upcoming problems in goods entry.

  • Responsible for SBA documentation collection Recommend and implement approved policies, procedures, and controls which assure coordination of Material department operations with those of other departments are translated into proper material action for the efficient planning and procurement of spare parts.

  • Responsible for updating and reviewing department work instructions annually.

  • AOG Standby coverage
    2.Description: Administrative tasks 5%

  • Internal Department Meetings- DCR, NHC, internal team meetings.

  • Special Projects, presentations for team meetings, and KPI reporting at the end of month.

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training



  • Business degree or equivalent related experience.



  • Requires a minimum of four years directly related experience within a purchasing/procurement

  • Organization. Knowledge of purchasing, logistics and supply chain processes.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


  • Able to utilize a computer; requires the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form. Requires the knowledge and ability to prepare reports and maintain records. Requires a broad and thorough understanding of materials use and allocation techniques, distributive processes, and customer support techniques

  • Read, understand, and initiate appropriate action related to technical service bulletins and service letters. Confer with representatives of various departments within the company, to validate requirements, specifications, quantities and delivery schedules

  • Problem solving ability

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Some SAP knowledge required

Travel Required:

  • 0% Domestic and International


  • Authorized to Work in the US

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Entry level

Organizational information:

Reports to the Manager, Purchasing.

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Inventory

  • Scrap

  • Inventory turns

  • Warranty

  • On time delivery

  • Data Collection

  • Focal point to suppliers

Nature of Contacts:

Involved Communication on a daily Basis with internal and external parties





Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 100%

  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings. Daily

  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on production floor including safety warnings or alarms. Daily

  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications. Daily

  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment. Daily

  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.Once per week

  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.Once per week

  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. Occasionally

  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer. Daily

  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving. Occasionally

  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor. Daily

  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice. 0%

  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces. Daily

Equal Opportunity:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status

As a leader in our field, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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Operational Buyer

Expired Job

Airbus Helicopters, Inc