Responsible for executing purchase orders for all serial production parts in accordance with MRP requirements, lead times, and master production schedule. Responsible for managing supplier delivery dates and adjusting for changes in the master production schedule or mitigation/expediting due to supplier delays or part nonconformity. Responsible for inventory management to assure part availability while maintaining minimal inventory levels.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned:
Place POs for all parts assigned per MRP to support the master production schedule
Verify all terms and conditions of the PO with supplier
Confirm all POs, to include quantities and delivery dates, with suppliers
Manage system notifications and evaluate current delivery dates to determine if orders need to be expedited to support production schedules or delayed to prevent untimely inventory
Manage open orders to ensure all needed parts are on order and communicate with suppliers on a regular basis to confirm their delivery schedule
Maintain current pricing and lead times in the system of record
Mitigate any delays that will impact production schedules by working with Sr. Buyers, Production Scheduling, Planning and Logistics
Escalate any situations that cannot be mitigated
Manage all inbound transportation from suppliers within area of responsibility
Coordinate schedules with Logistics (receiving) and Quality (receiving inspections) for any deliveries that are outside of normal schedule, priority, or large volume and confirm adequate personnel will be available for processing
Oversee all claims with freight forwarder and in the case of damaged goods, process new orders with supplier
Track each production order and monitor the parts in area of responsibility
Identify any shortage and monitor, report, and expedite as required to avoid delays in production or adjustment of build schedules
Manage inventory levels of parts in area of responsibility to ensure no additional, excess, or obsolete inventory is on hand and drive to just in time to eliminate inventory for production parts
Monitor design changes to identify:
Inventory that needs to be used up prior to effectivity and ensure it is used accordingly
Inventory that can be reworked to next higher index and manage the process of getting disposition, planning, and PO for rework
Obsolete inventory that cannot be used or reworked and must be scrapped
Monitor all Quality Nonconformance notifications (Q notes) in area of responsibility
Ensure parts are available to complete build
Place POs for replacement parts and expedite if needed
Follow all office safety policies
Ensure compliance with all shop floor safety regulations when participating in activities within any production, logistics, warehousing, or staging areas.
Ensure compliance with all RECARO policies, procedures, and work instructions
Ensure compliance with any regulatory or governing body to include, but not limited to, AS9100, EN9100, ISO9001, ISO14001, FAA, EASA, Airbus, or Boeing
Associate’s degree in related field; 4+ years of experience in procurement or related field may be substituted for college.
Professional attitude, positive outlook, and excellent communication skills
Frequent interactions with all levels of the organization including executive management; in addition there’s a considerable amount of interfacing with suppliers and customers
Able to manage through influence, specifically with Engineering and Quality groups
Capable of working in dynamic situations and take on tasks outside standard work scope.
Ability to effectively lead a small group
Ability to understand basic material movement processes
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required
Familiarity with MRP systems/SAP experience preferred
RECARO Aircraft Seating has made a name for itself among leading airlines as a supplier of innovative economy class and business class products. Today, the globally active company ranks among the world’s top three aircraft seat manufacturers, and offers a product portfolio perfectly tailored to the needs of the airline industry. The company has over 2,300 employees, including more than 1,000 working in Germany, and operates plants in Germany, Poland, South Africa, the United States and China, as well as service centers worldwide.Based in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, RECARO Aircraft Seating generated sales of 487 million euros in 2017. The company ranks among the world’s top three aircraft seat manufacturers.