• Senior Buyer

    Location US-CT-Windsor
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/1/2018 12:00 PM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Positions Remaining
    Position Type
    Full time
    Experience (Years)
    Purchasing/Supply Chain - All
    Security Clearance Required?
  • Overview

    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 Group is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.
    Triumph Integrated Systems provides a full range of integrated solutions for aircraft manufactures around the globe. We partner with key manufacturers to produce crucial components, systems and subsystems required to help maintain a competitive and technological advantage. We provide design, development and support of internally designed components, subsystems and systems, as well as production of complex assemblies using external designs. 
    Based in Windsor, CT, Triumph employs approximately 150 personnel. The Company’s key products and services include design, development, manufacture and support of highly engineered mechanical actuation and components for fixed wing and rotary commercial and military aircraft and military systems. 
    We are looking for an experienced Senior Buyer who will coordinate the procurement and distribution of aerospace materials, parts, equipment, and supplies for the organization.


    • 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 supplier, 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 reduction is a key metric of this role.
    • Implements purchase contracts (ie Purchase orders, 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 above 95% overall from all key 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.


    • At least 8 years of procurement experience, in a manufacturing environment, aerospace / aviation a plus.
    • 4 year degree a plus
    • Ability to function well in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
    • Knowledge of MRP software, in particular JDE a plus
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as material specifications, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, as well as the ability to read and interpret blueprints is highly desirable but not required.
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and the ability to speak effectively before groups of internal customers or employees of the organization.
    • Computer skills with inventory software; Order processing systems; Excel Spreadsheet software and MS Word Processing software also desirable.
    • Negotiations and or contracts experience a plus.
    • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 5% although the expectation is not to have extensive travel associated with this function.
    • Experience with DFAR compliance is a plus.
    • APICS certification a plus.


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