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Buyer (Aerospace/Defense)

  • ID: 510371
  • Posted: 6/15/2022
  • Location: Woodinville, WA
  • Category: Pro - Engineering
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Acara Solutions is helping our aerospace / defense client find a direct hire salaried employee to fill their Buyer 2 opening near the Eastside of Lake Washington. This is mainly an onsite position expecting the employee to be onsite at least 2-3 days per week so living in the Seattle region is required.

Responsible for all purchasing activities, as assigned by the Procurement Manager, taking into consideration quality, delivery, price, risks, terms, and other significant factors. Coordinates and manages the procurement of materials, parts, equipment, and supplies for the organization. 

  • Serve as a primary focal point for all communication with vendors and suppliers.
  • Solicit formal and informal quotes from prospective suppliers.
  • Prepare Bid Tabulations when appropriate and coordinates with requisitioners and others, as necessary, when selecting suppliers.
  • Conduct negotiations of terms, conditions and costs/prices associated with purchases.
  • Analyze prices and alternate supply sources to take advantage of cost & profit improvement opportunities.
  • Maintain purchasing files and records.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of corporate, division and local purchasing policies & procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain effective working relationship with suppliers and internal customers to ensure positive rapport supporting the organization's local long term interests.

Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, or related field
Min 3 years of procurement, material, and supply chain management experience that includes the following:   
  • Knowledgeable of a wide range of commodities and services.
  • Working knowledge of legal aspects of purchasing/procurement as required by federal, state, and local levels of public laws and regulations, UCC, DFARS.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of purchase order documentation (single/sole source, source selection, price/cost analysis contract flow down, cost accounting standards, certifications etc.) and its significance within the procurement process.
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiations of major procurements/prime contracts.

This is a DOD contractor, U.S. Citizens required. No dual citizenships.

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
Prior DoD procurement experience and use of IFS software 

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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