Triumph Group

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MRO / Indirect Buyer

MRO / Indirect Buyer

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Full time
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Purchasing/Supply Chain - All
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Triumph Integrated Systems Electronics and Controls – Ohio is a leading global independent aerospace supplier that engineers, manufactures, tests and qualifies mission critical thermal and fluid management products, and provides aftermarket services for the most demanding Aerospace and Defense applications. 

Based in Forest, Ohio the company’s key products and services include R&D and Advanced Products, Plate-Fin Heat Exchangers, Tube Bundled Heat Exchangers, Reservoirs, Tanks and Accumulators, Fluid and Temperature Management Valves, Liquid Cooling Pumps, Integrated Pump Assemblies, Liquid Cooling Systems, Reverse Engineer Legacy and Aftermarket Products, Repair and Refurbish In-House with FAA, EASA, and CAAC Approvals. 

Due to internal employee growth, we are looking for a MRO / Indirect Buyer to join our team. 


  • Sourcing and procurement of all indirect material and services and all support activity.
  • Maintaining and building relationships with existing and new suppliers and vendors. 
  • Daily onsite interaction with suppliers, vendors and across all manufacturing functions.
  • Negotiate and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers.
  • Entering PO’s into the ERP system for all indirect orders, and managing them through process.
  • Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability.
  • Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers. Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers. Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities.
  • Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items. Selects suppliers for lower cost items or items of limited scope and complexity and negotiates price, delivery, quality and service. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers.
  • Monitors and evaluates supplier performance. Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery.  Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates the resolution of issues by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel.
  • Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by answering questions and requests. Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, ensuring adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).


  • Bachelors degree (BA) in Business Administration, Supply Chain a plus
  • At least 3 years of purchasing experieince, in production or indirect.
  • Daily onsite interaction with suppliers, vendors and across all manufacturing functions.
  • Thorough knowledge of purchasing and negotiating methods, principles and concepts.
  • Knowledge of industry practices, general business operations, and policies.
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement. 
  • Proficient with standard business application software and specialized purchasing and/or materials systems (e.g. electronic data interface (EDI) or manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems). 
  • Ability to work on a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis and evaluation of various outcomes require tradeoffs. 
  • Ability to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways and evaluate alternative solutions that may require coordination across multiple teams. 
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives to complete projects. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and recommend changes to procedures. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members, team leaders, and top management. 
  • Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services. 
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.
  • Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or APICS a plus. 


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