Triumph Group

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Capital/Tooling Buyer

Capital/Tooling Buyer

Requisition Number 
US-TX-Red Oak
# of Positions Remaining 
Position Type 
Full time
Experience (Years) 
Posted Date 
Purchasing/Supply Chain - All
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Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.


Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.

As a member of Triumph Aerospace Structures, the Supply Chain Capital / Tooling Buyer will provide support to Triumph leadership in achieving the company’s business objectives through effective management and execution of Supply Chain strategies, best practice deployment, commodity management, and related supply chain activities. The qualified candidate will work as part of a functional supply chain team and coordinate various activities with supply chain management professionals and multiple manufacturing locations as well as work closely with enterprise supply chain professionals and divisional personnel in strategy development and deployment.


General Purpose

The purpose for this role is to manage source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the company’s needs for Capital and site tooling.

Responsible for all tooling sourcing related activities such as fixtures, tooling, and capital along with other in house tools to support and act as a liaison between manufacturing, buyers and tooling design and manufacturing suppliers.





This position may participate in one or more of the following duties as directed by supervision or management:

Ensure all aspects of Purchasing’s policies, objectives, and initiatives are achieved including maximizing customer satisfaction (internal and external) and minimizing cost

Initiate Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quote (RFQ), Purchase Orders (PO) and amendments for tooling, Capital and/or services; maintain close coordination with plant engineering, scheduling and production to ensure timely execution of products and services sourcing activities

Build, develop and manage partnership, relationships, with Suppliers and contract manufacturers

Initiate and/or coordinate outsourced tooling work (Design/Manufacture) with qualified tooling subcontractors. Ensure accuracy, quality workmanship and on time delivery

Maintain awareness of industry standards, trends, and technologies in order to identify cost reductions of goods/services purchased and cost of operations through standardization of material and value analysis

Analyze and review purchasing reports and documents to ensure internal standards are met

Develop, track, analyze and improve key purchasing parameters such as materials spend supplier delivery, inventory accuracy, etc.

Maintain all buying activities as assigned

Interface with Customers, Suppliers, and internal functional organizations

Participate in design reviews and specifications for manufacturing feasibility

Be responsible for all export control requirements and Triumph compliance policies for all documentation

Actively participate in the identification of tool design problems and define corrective actions

Responsible to conduct yourself in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct

Must have general working knowledge of tool and fixture design for the areas of machining, (Lathes, Mills, Grinding, CNC applications), fabrication (sheet metal, forming, composites)and inspection (various non-destructive techniques and measurement systems)

Possess mechanical aptitude and a general understanding of manufacturing and assembly techniques

Knowledge of Tools/Capital and their applications

Proficient with standard Microsoft Office software

Strong Customer relationship and communication skills (verbal and written)

Experience managing project work on a variety of projects running simultaneously

Participate actively in a team oriented environment with the ability to function with minimal supervision.

Demonstrated results through negotiations

Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills




Required Education / Experience

The successful candidate will typically have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field


Minimum, 10 years’ experience in a variety of Procurement or Purchasing role(s)

Experience with SAP, Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

Preferred Qualifications


Masters’ Degree in Business Administration


CPM, CSCP certification or equivalent


Extensive knowledge of aerospace structures and associated commodities



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