Plant Buyer

Aurora - Missouri (MO),

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace

Job Description:

At Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD), we believe that our strengths are built on our most important resource - our people. Join EBAD and you'll be a part of a team who creates cutting edge technology that will blast us into the future. No other company can match the innovative energetic solutions that we provide. At EBAD you will actively contribute to successful missions putting men, women and satellites into space, and protecting our armed service men and women around the world. If this is the culture and work environment you are seeking, then EBAD is the place for you!

Job Description


This role is responsible for purchasing assigned direct materials and scheduling inbound materials into our factories to meet production plans supporting on time customer delivery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Process requisitions, place purchase orders, expedite and track orders in support of operations on time customer delivery targets.
  • Perform material planning activities for parts sourced from external suppliers.
  • Maintain and ensure the integrity of ERP material data.
  • Maintain and ensure current order status information to keep supplier on-time to request and commit information valid and inform operations teams of most up to date delivery information.
  • Effectively expedite orders to meet customer delivery requests, prevent line
down situations, and minimize air transportation costs.
  • Manage rescheduling of direct materials as required.
  • Hold monthly reviews of upcoming forecast with key suppliers to ensure no disruption in supply.
  • Resolve all invoice holds in a timely manner to prevent credit holds.
  • Manage delivery and quality complaints to suppliers. Serve as escalation point to resolve supplier performance issues.
  • Support objectives in cost reduction, supply chain lead time reduction, working capital optimization, and quality and delivery optimization.
  • Collaboratively participate in process improvement projects using continuous improvement techniques.
  • Experience

    • Three to five years related procurement experience or training required
    • Experience with an ERP/MRP Systems
    • Prior knowledge of food or feed ingredient supply chains is strongly preferred


    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
      • Major(s): Supply Chain, Agricultural Economics, Business, or equivalent combination of education and experience

    The Ensign -Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

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