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Buyer Job

Job ID: JPW20171301-37945

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking a Buyer in our Promontory offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:
The Buyer is responsible for managing purchase orders for direct material procurements.

Job Duties:
• Receive and review each Purchase Requisition (PR) for completeness and necessary information.
• Prepare requests for bids/quotations as necessary.
• Evaluate quotations/bids received and makes final vendor selection.
• Purchase assigned materials/commodities.
• Ensure proper terms and quality clauses are negotiated and incorporated into each Purchase Order (PO).
• Negotiate price, payment terms, and delivery method to ensure lowest total cost/best value for assigned materials.
• Interface with program management and follows-up on all assigned/placed PO's to ensure program requirements are met.
• Coordinate and makes the necessary arrangements for processing discrepant supplied materials and makes proper disposition of rejected/noncompliant materials.
• Approve supplier invoice exceptions for payment by the Accounting Department in accordance with governing policies and procedures.
• Manage supplier spend on a monthly basis
• Make recommendations about and develops sources based upon research, quality discounts, alternate brands and freight carriers.
• Document all PO files in accordance with company and Government regulations and procedures.
• Close out PO's files.

Experience and Education Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in SCM, business, finance or related field and 2 years related experience
• Knowledge of FAR, DFAR, ITAR regulations
• Ability to complete cost/price analysis
• Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
• Ability to interface with Program Management and Production Management
• Experience using Microsoft products to include Word, Excel, and Outlook

Position may be filled at a lower level.

Experience Preferred:
• Experience in ERP systems such as CostPoint
• Experience negotiating long-term agreements and/or subcontracts of significant value
• Continuous improvement experience such as PES and Lean
• Experience in a manufacturing environment
• Experience with NASA/DoD requirements

Skills & Qualifications:
• Strong negotiation skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills with customers, senior leadership, and co-workers
• Ability to plan and manage time appropriately

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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