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Senior Buyer

Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

Your Contribution to Our Mission:

  • Source, select, audit, purchase, expedite and report on materials and services as assigned using established policies and procedures in a Defense manufacturing company.
  • Develop and implement commodity strategies for assigned commodities such as PCBA's, Cables or Machined parts linked to business goals based on performance (Quality, Service, Technology and Price)
  • Identify and develop new sources of supplies where current global supplier capabilities are inadequate.
  • Manage day to day procurement activities including internal and supplier communications. Negotiate schedule and delivery changes, price changes, revised terms and special supplier agreements.
  • Manage supplier relationships through monthly review of supplier scorecards and conducting supplier workshops to include performance management activity, review of supplier scorecard, supply chain risk elements, efficiency opportunities and other supplier management functions. 
  • Review MRP requirements to ensure component deliveries are scheduled in line with production requirements ; review and issue purchase orders and make necessary changes to requirements, schedule and price. 
  • Requires an ability to understand purchasing materials compliant to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). 

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management. Supply Chain management degree preferred.
  • 5 years experience working with ERP systems (Visual, Costpoint, Oracle a plus) 
  • 2 plus years experience working for defense contractors
  • Working understanding of production Bills of Materials (BOM's)
  • Must have strong team skills and ability to solve complex problems. 
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft office suite
  • Be able to communicate effectively across all company levels in both verbal and written form. 
  • Must be U.S. person within the meaning of regulations. The ITAR and EAR define U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident

Job Type:  Full Time

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