Triumph Group

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Purchasing 3

Purchasing 3

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 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.




 Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery

Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred Suppliers, and date commodity is needed

Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity

Understands the different levels of complexity in various quote packages and can evaluate proposal responses accordingly

Investigates and/or interviews potential Suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements

Evaluates the most appropriate Supplier to be used for various purchased items and advises team members and/or management on the appropriate Supplier to be used

Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs. Cost control and Cost Reduction is a key performance measurement of this role

Implements purchasing contracts (i.e.; Purchase Orders (POs), etc,) that comply with company and government regulations

Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company. Drives On Time Delivery (OTD) greater than 95% overall from all Suppliers

Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records and compliance with all department procedures and goals








Required Education / Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management or logistics


Minimum of five (5) years’ experience


Knowledge of manufacturing and assemblies


Experience with standard ERP scheduling and ordering practices, metrics, and reports


Experience leading Lean / Continuous Improvement initiatives


Knowledge of manufacturing and assemblies


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


Preferred Qualifications


Masters’ degree in Business Administration


Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt certification


CPM, CSCP certification or equivalent


Negotiations and/or contracts experience a plus


Knowledge of aerospace structures and associated commodities




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