• Purchasing
  • Peachtree City, GA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 401K

The Wencor Group


Job Title: Buyer II 

Department: Purchasing

Reports to: Distribution Purchasing Manager


Job Summary:


Procure all parts assigned at the best value for the company.


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review bid packages and/or contract to determine and perform the necessary course of action, including: sourcing, purchasing, expediting, de-expediting, and cancellation of requirements.
  • Prepare requests for quotes, purchase orders, and purchase order change notices. 
  • Analyze and negotiate favorable payment terms, pricing, and delivery for parts assigned.
  • Manage assigned parts to ensure maximum inventory turns and minimum inventory levels.
  • Research, recommend, and negotiate best practice procurements.
  • Communicate requirements to internal and external customers.
  • Locate sources of supply for procurement or commercial and military aircraft parts.
  • Check for common part buys with other contracts, open bids and sister companies.
  • Inventory Management including performing physical counts of raw materials, hardware & components, and finished goods. 
  • Work with Production Staff & Managers to ensure practice of FIFO in regards to inventory consumption.  Track usage of all inventory in required applications.
  • Prepare and analyze accurate reports on COGS, inventory levels, anticipated purchases, etc. as required.
  • Prepare Traveler packages per processed Sales Orders and Change Requests.
  • Occasionally review, accept, and process Sales Order packages and Change Requests. 
  • Develop and negotiate LTA's (Long Term Agreements).
  • Perform system downloads to analyze purchasing data.
  • Perform on-site supplier capability audits.
  • Update K95 system with lead times, catalog codes, and preferred vendors.
  • Conduct, cancel, and de-expedite exercises as requested.
  • Review and contact vendors with their on-time delivery performance
  • Do part to complete Quality Deficient Notice; procuring, RMA, and deciding if replacement or credit will be needed.
  • Stay in close contact with sales in regards to price increase, lead time, ppl, and other information.  
  • On occasion negotiate freight responsibilities with the customers
  • Work closely with vendors to develop and maintain strategic relationships.
  • Act as a liaison between vendors and product managers to make critical investment decisions regarding inventory levels, product availability, market pricing, and unit costs.




The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Professional certifications, such as CPM, are preferred. Intermediate to advanced user of office word processing and spreadsheet applications.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
  • Works in moderate levels of noise.
  • Has clear vision at 20 inches or less. Has the ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, and has the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.


Education Requirements:  B.S. degree (Supply Chain Management preferred) and three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.




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