Procurement Specialist-Systems and Composites

Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Procurement Specialist-Systems and Composites in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

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About Our Group

Our procurement team is a critical component in ensuring the that our manufacturing teams have the supplies to produce on time quality airplanes for our customers. Procurement roles are ideal for people who enjoy developing strong relationships, managing complex situations, and are very strategic. All our teams focus on different spaces in direct and indirect procurement.


About the Role

 The Procurement Specialist  will prepare and evaluate bids, monitor supplier performance, assist in developing cost saving initiatives, and resolve purchasing issues. Position may require some purchasing of systems and structures components.


Strong purchasing skills are needed for this role along with strong contract management skills. The commodity for this role will be focusing more on engineered product. Engineered product (part that is standard to a system). Gulfstream will need a certain part and will go to a supplier to build it. Person selected for this role will need to be able to understand contracts to monitor for supplier performance. Average desk will work with about 45-50 suppliers.



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related curriculum required or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 5 years purchasing or related experience. Masters degree may offset two (2) years of the experience requirement.

Position Purpose:

Under minimal supervision, develops and implements cost-effective and efficient procedures to purchase sophisticated commodities, subsystems, major components and/or assemblies, major service and support subsystems, and major components of these subsystems, as appropriate in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Develops sources of supply and obtains information from suppliers concerning product and/or service specifications, price, delivery dates, etc. and ensures all applicable data is current at supplier.
  2. Solicits proposals, conducts bid evaluations, evaluates costs, negotiates optimum delivery schedules and ensures the best combination of price, quantity discount, product quality, standard terms and conditions, and where appropriate, establishes long term agreements such as Master Orders and Blanket Purchase Agreements.
  3. Interprets program and/or statement of work requirements; recommends and implements action with suppliers to ensure achievement of all requirements.
  4. Communicates with User departments such as Engineering, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Planning, Design, Facilities, Program Office and other departments as necessary, to ensure their requirements are met.
  5. Supports the cognizant Cost Analysts efforts to prepare the Pre-Negotiation Plan (PNP), where applicable.
  6. Prepares the Negotiation Plan using the PNP and his/her experience in dealing with the supplier, where appropriate.
  7. Conducts negotiations with an emphasis on achieving cost reductions, maximizing savings, and securing pricing that is within the objectives set forth in an approved negotiation plan.
  8. Prepares memorandum(s) justifying the following: Acceptance or rejection of a sole source recommendation by the user, source selection where multiple sources were solicited, price negotiated or lowest price quoted competitively.
  9. Prepares definitive purchase orders, including terms and conditions, makes award, and administers contracts with suppliers within budgetary limitations.
  10. Responsible for calendar and format for program reviews. Monitors supplier performance, and prepares reports and other records pertaining to the items or services purchased, cost, delivery, product or service performance, supplier performance and/or inventories, as applicable.
  11. Resolves problems related to purchasing, delivery, receiving and payment to the supplier; determines source of the problem and takes appropriate corrective action.
  12. Coordinates administration of and response to all contract related documentation to include the requirement to review, coordinate, negotiate and implement changes to the contract.
  13. Supports the make-or-buy review and decision process.
  14. Maintains close liaison with departments being supported.

Additional Functions:
  1. Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of buyers and associate buyers, based on direction from manager or supervisor. .
  2. Participates on cross-site commodity teams as required. .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. Experience in negotiating/managing medium to high value, multi-year and/or complex procurements.
  2. SAP experience preferred.
  3. Strong knowledge in purchasing methods and techniques.

A credit history check from a national credit bureau will be conducted for all candidates for this position including new hires and current employees seeking promotion or transfer.


Additional Information

Requisition Number: 219119

Category: Purchasing

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 04/12/2024 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.


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