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Buyer II


This is a Contract position in Orchard Park, NY posted August 27, 2021.

Buyer II-00VHO


Cobham Mission Systems is seeking a Buyer II – This successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team and will plan, schedule and monitor the movement of materials through the production cycle and will determine required materials purchases. Procure all materials required to manufacture products from the right supplier, at the right price, to maximize profitability, following established purchasing policies and procedures. This position is located in Orchard Park, NY.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support bid requests, Issue RFQ’s, negotiate and administer purchase orders in support of production needs.
  • Resolve discrepancies related to purchasing, delivery, quality, receiving and accounts payable; monitor supplier performance and escalate issues as needed.
  • Work with the commodity team to ensure that supplier communication and related KPI metrics are in support of the IPT’s needs; Participate in performance management meetings.
  • Work with Engineering to identify alternatives supporting production requirements while optimizing cost & inventory reductions, process Engineering Change Orders (ECO) as required.
  • Conducts inactive, obsolete, and surplus analysis on all parts and drives root cause, corrective action and disposition strategy.
  • Contributes to continuing improvement efforts across all facets of supply chain.
  • Train and mentor as needed buyers on Oracle functionality, assist with determining and maintaining levels of inventory to meet organizational metrics.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ year experience in materials management or purchasing
  • Solid understanding of materials management methodologies
  • Working knowledge of MRP, purchasing, work in process, and inventory modules of Oracle ERP system
  • Skills: Personal computing, organizational, analytical, communication, negotiating, leadership, inventory management tools including Kanban, LTA’s, AMPA’s, Performance Management, SIOP process


  • Professional certification (APICS, CPM)
  • Preferred degree in either Supply Chain or a Technical discipline
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience utilizing lean manufacturing tools to drive continuous improvement initiatives.

Cobham Mission Systems’ values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham Mission Systems is one of the world’s leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham Mission Systems to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham Mission Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham Mission Systems to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham Mission Systems will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

As an equal opportunity employer, Cobham Mission Systems, is committed to a diverse workforce. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Cobham Mission Systems’ career website as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by contacting

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Job Category Procurement
Primary LocationUS-New York-Orchard Park
Organization CMS – Orchard Park
Schedule Full-time

Recruiter Mark Whalen