Senior Purchasing Analyst 2017-12-04T15:37:04+00:00


Reports to:    Supply Chain Manager

Department:   Supply Chain

Job Summary: This position will have strategic oversight of the entire purchasing and inventory process, including inventory management systems, business case development and pre-buy analysis of engine, aircraft and component inventory purchases. The person in this position is a key member of the team and will be required to provide input to drive GP performance, inventory velocity, and sound purchasing strategies.

Part sourcing/procurement:

  • Search databases and suppliers for inventory needed to support Customer Service team’s daily demand and Customer Programs Manager backfill requirements. Log all quotes in Quantum.
  • Pro-actively seek companies as new sources of material and/or ones that have excess inventory to sell. Negotiate packages.
  • Utilize negotiation skills to increase margin on brokered and provisioned material. Track negotiated savings.
  • Maintain and manage the purchasing discrepancies and “Hold” shelf. Resolve all purchasing related contacts within designated timeframe.
  • Management and resolution of open purchase orders.
  • Weekly metric reporting and action plans.
  • Ensure purchasing activities comply to ASA100 quality standards.
  • Track, report, and request corrective actions for supplier quality issues.

Aircraft & Engine Acquisition:

  • Populate pre-purchase analysis for all engine and aircraft purchase opportunities (including logbook and borescope review).
  • Complete post teardown analysis (post mortem) within designated timeline; conduct a lesson’s learned review and log results.
  • Ensure key components are being repaired as required.
  • Facilitate engine and aircraft purchase process including but not limited to: business case preparation, document review, contract review, and logistical support.
  • Lead acquisition meetings and keep ACT! Acquisition Dashboard updated with status on assigned acquisition opportunities.
  • Report to the finance department on all lot performance reviews, inventory analysis and inventory related initiatives.

Data Management:

  • Assist with the development of a comprehensive min/max inventory replenishment system. Responsible for the systematic review and updating of min/max levels in Quantum.
  • Inventory restock/replenishment per established min/max levels.
  • Collaborate with Quality/Operations to maintain ASA100 compliance in purchasing department.
  • Drive IS/Operations departments to validate, maintain & update report generated fields in Quantum (market prices, list prices, customer specific part price lines, scrap rates, price per cycle, etc.) as per defined schedules.
  • Update & maintain pre-purchase analysis templates per review schedule.
  • Manage OEM Manual user access and subscriptions: coordinate with finance to manage subscription purchase.
  • Create and maintain work instructions for purchasing related processes.
  • Monitor Service Bulletins to evaluate impact on current inventory and future purchases; document findings in Quantum and share findings with team.
  • Utilize and maintain ACT! Dashboard.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative, collaborative, and friendly working relationships with your team members.
  • Provide timely feedback on cross functional tasks and assignments.
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal.  Ability to interact well with both internal and external customers/suppliers over the phone and in person.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize projects with competing deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products; especially Excel and Access.
  • Capable of multi-tasking – demonstrated ability to move between tasks/priorities.
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude.
  • A high-level attention to detail is required.
  • A keen focus on continuous improvement.


Educational Requirements:  Must possess a bachelor’s degree in business or have equivalent work experience.

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