Reference Code:  BUY0121

Job Description

The Buyer is responsible to procure at the lowest overall cost in support of MRP requirements, while ensuring superior supplier quality and delivery performance. The Buyer will develop sourcing tactics and strategies, negotiate purchase order values, and monitor purchase orders in support of programs. The Buyer will also monitor and evaluate supplier performance, develop remedial action plans, and coordinate internal functions required to support the procurement function. Additional responsibilities include applying root cause analysis, cost analysis, lean enterprise tools and techniques toward the development of a high performance supply chain, representing suppliers' interests internally, advocating supplier positions when appropriate, and  achieving positive results while adhering to CPI values, maintaining positive communications with suppliers, and improving supplier relationships.


Essential Functions

  • Review and assimilate MRP requirements
  • Develop sourcing plans and issue RFQ’s/ RFP’s
  • Negotiate purchase order terms and conditions advantageous to CPI
  • Properly align purchase order deliveries with supplier capacity, while meeting CPI needs
  • Evaluate potential sources of supply
  • Act as the voice of the supplier internal to CPI and be a supplier advocate where appropriate
  • Experience in contract negotiations
  • Effectively manage supplier performance issues and successfully implement corrective measures where necessary
  • Lead Strategy and Development of Sourcing Plans that tie to IPT and Corporate Goals
  • Perform Cohesive bid analysis and rationalize purchase order awards



  • 3+ years experience
  • Bachelors Degree preferred or equivalent education and work experience
  • Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills is required
  • General understanding of Procurement principles and concepts
  • Experience working within the Aerospace and Defense industry a plus
  • Familiarity and experience purchasing in support of government contracts and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Experience in MRP/ERP system
  • Proficiency in standard computing software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

For immediate consideration for this position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Please ensure that the job Reference Code is included in your correspondence.


CPI Aero considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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