Supply Chain Specialist (Buyer - Aluminum & Steel)

Wortham, TX

Posted: 10/26/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: ERT Job Number: 227763


  • Works with management to address all aspects of supply chain management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing and product availability
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders and agreements, and ensures all procurement actions which commit the company are properly documented, reviewed and approved consistent with policy and procedure and is able to identify potential risks in terms and conditions
  • Consolidates requirements, issues status reports, and negotiates pricing, discounts, and terms and conditions
  • Processes purchase requisitions, purchase orders, purchase order revisions, and requests for quotes to suppliers
  • Performs cost or price analysis on procurements of moderate value, risk and complexity
  • On proposals, procurements, and agreements, negotiates and documents terms and conditions, price, delivery, quality, and performance requirements on moderately complex procurements
  • Coordinates risk assessments and creates risk management plans for moderate risk procurements
  • Works in a developing Supply chain management organization that is driving material commonality in an effort to reduce product risks and costs improving procurement turn time, while applying sound procurement principles
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities to drive material commonality cost, schedule and risk reductions
  • Acts as liaison between the programs team, other functional areas, and suppliers



  • Attends the proposal planning meeting and kick-offs And collaborates with functional areas to understand BOM requirements
  • Identifies potential sources for required materials, and services and develops and issues request for proposals. Identifies new suppliers as required
  • Participates on proposal evaluation teams in fact finding, technical evaluation, and cost/price analysis
  • Receives, reviews, and evaluates supplier proposals to ensure they meet Prime proposal requirements
  • Prepares and documents priced Bill of Material and Material (BOM) cost estimate development
  • Reviews requirements document (i.e., requisitions, statement of work, drawings, and specifications) for clarity and adequacy
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with internal partners to acquire products and services in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned procurements to negotiate highest quality at best value
  • May recommend cost saving proposals or alternative sources
  • Interacts with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues
  • Participates in Commodity Team activities
  • Responds to supplier inquiries and coordinates source selection decisions
  • Works with senior supply chain staff to address the more complicated procurement related issues



  • Understands relevant policy and procedures, including Quality processes, Counterfeit Parts, and other compliance requirements such as General  Dynamics policies/procedures, federal, state, Federal Acquisition Requirements/DFAR, and local laws.
  • Has solid knowledge of assigned commodities
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
  • Ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment while demonstrating superior presentation, communication, team building and leadership skills that may be required to have regular communication with business leadership
  • Solid understanding of procurement laws and regulations
  • Solid analytical skills applied to increasingly complicated data
  • Solid negotiation skills applied to increasingly complex price analysis strategies
  • Contractor purchasing experience, Federal Acquisition knowledge
  • Solid understanding of ERP/MRP systems and applies procurement strategies


Experience with Raw Material procurements: Raw and cut Steal (plate, round bar, square bar, tubing, beams, angle, Mill runs, standard and unique material grades, etc), Aluminum and customized machined / rolled / fabricated parts.  Must be able to read and understand fabrication drawings.
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