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LMI Aerospace Purchaser in Washington, Missouri

WHO ARE WELMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ engineering, manufacturing and testing experts throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are currently seeking a Purchaser to support the Purchasing and Administrative work centers by executing the process of buying material, hardware, etc. to analyze deficiencies, new requirements and assist in performance improvement to meet LMI’s 100% on-time delivery objective. In all actions supports LMI’s Quality Policy, Mission Statement and other LMI policies and procedures by supporting our commitment to total customer satisfaction, quality products and services, lean processes, continuous improvement, on-time delivery, safety, teaming, individual accountability and respect for people.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage PO process between suppliers to ensure on-time delivery.

  • Knowledge of existing supplier contracts and capabilities.

  • Review PO’s to research and analyze existing pricing to determine where possible cost reductions may be realized at the material/hardware level. Negotiate alternative pricing with supplier as necessary.

  • Research and identify suppliers for new requirements as necessary.

  • Research and identify alternate suppliers as needed for current supplies.

  • Manage PO due dates to ensure on-time delivery.

  • Liaison between plant and suppliers to facilitate the incoming flow.

  • Communicates on-time delivery and quality performance to vendors.

  • Responsible for supplier monitoring per QMS requirements

  • Write purchase orders for material, hardware, finished goods, etc. as required

  • Verify purchasing requirements on work order

  • Trouble-shoot issues with suppliers that affects the purchased product.

  • Negotiates / finds the best price possible with suppliers.

  • Execute PO flow process.

  • All duties as assigned by the Supervisor and or other members of the management team.

  • Use Lean DNA and E2 systems to ensure PO’s are aligned correctly with production needs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCES

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency preferred. Candidates that do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency will be required to take a pre-employment assessment to be considered for the role.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities or tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to effectively and professionally present information and respond to questions verbally one-on-one to individuals and to large groups.

  • Ability to write professional business correspondence, reports, etc.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with; Excel, Word and Access software.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurate typing skills

  • Demonstrated decision-making ability utilizing good judgment in determining the appropriate guideline, procedure, and application to utilize in solving problems

  • Thorough understanding of process flows, lead times and lean principles in a mfg environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean DNA and E2 systems

  • 2-3 years experience in aerospace purchasing preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time

  • Noise levels ranging from quiet to extremely loud

  • Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working on the manufacturing floor including, but not limited to, eye, ear, and foot protection

  • May occasionally lift and /or move up to 10-50 pounds

WHY CHOOSE LMI AEROSPACE?

We take care of our people.

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a percentage company-match contribution

  • Competitive wages

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid time off

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental insurance

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Employee assistance plan — for access to counseling, consulting and other community resources

  • Wellness program

  • Tuition assistance

  • Subject to eligibility, terms, and conditions

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be required. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees of the Company are employed on an “at will” basis and may be terminated at any time.

LMI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, LMI provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company’s online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, LMI will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for LMI‘s Human Resources Department. LMI will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.

LMI is an E-Verify Employer.

LMI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer

LMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ more than 2,000 engineering, manufacturing and testing experts in 19 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Sri Lanka. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.

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