Senior Buyer - On-site

Posted: 06/21/2023


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What you will be responsible for:


The Senior Buyer is responsible for executing the purchasing process to ensure quality materials, supplies and services are available for use when required. The role negotiates supplier terms, pricing, and delivery by utilizing tools that provide inventory demands, quality requirements and scheduling needs. The Senior Buyer role supports with a strategic approach to meet business objectives and customer quality and demand requirements, through development of our supplier base and ability to identify and reduce supply chain risks.

  • Responsible for satisfying procurement requirements associated with new customer parts and or projects, and development projects and parts, and Aerospace and Defense purchases which may include: Contract Review participation, supplier analysis, bill of material review, obtaining supplier quotations and prepare and maintain purchase orders from placement to reconciliation; ensuring quality and on time delivery are met
  • Work independently or in collaboration with Sourcing Specialist, providing a strategic approach to research and identify reliable sources for new materials, and products and processes.
  • Support supplier development and assist in identifying, communicating, and resolving supplier quality problems, and performance and possible improvements, which may require the following: Corrective action support, Non-conformance support, and Supplier visits
  • Support Sales with identifying possible buying strategies for components with long term potential.
  • Review and maintain supplier approval status and verification of certification and documentation to support AS9100 standard requirement.
  • Analyze material reports for production needs and maintain inventory levels
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to reduce costs of purchased components.
  • Process supplier non conformances and corrective action requests.
  • Process purchase orders for customer supplied materials as needed.
  • Collaborate with multiple departments across the entire organization, including, but limited to: Sales, Engineering, Quality, Operations, Facilities and Finance.





What you need...



  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field and 3-4 years’ buying experience; or HS Diploma/GED and 8-10 year’s buying experience
  • APICS certification preferred


  • Two or more years or more of ERP work experience. 


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. 
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills (builds relationships) required.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Able to maintain effectiveness and efficiency in changing work responsibilities and fast paced environment.
  • Able to multi-task with high attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to effectively work with all levels in the organization.
  • Excellent organizational, decision making skills and the ability to be self-motivated are needed. 
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and prints is preferred.

What you will get...

  • Full benefits package
  • Paid time off
  • 401k match and ESOP contributions
  • Flexible work environment
  • Education reimbursement

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Specific vision ability by this job includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Other Requirements:

Because employees in this position must handle information covered by the International Trade and Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), successful applicants will be required to verify their identity and their status as a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, or person granted refugee or asylee status in the U.S.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Windings is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected Veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.


No Soliciting:

Windings will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to Windings job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Windings Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Windings Talent Acquisition team.