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Miami, FL, USA Req #72
Monday, September 14, 2020

Buyer

Job Summary

As part of a leading global aerospace distributor, this position will be directly responsible for the successful implementation of an advanced business intelligence system as well as a supportive role in planning, forecasting and buying of material required for distribution. It will require a detail oriented self-starter with exceptional analytical skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understanding of Microsoft PowerBI design and implementation of a complete business plan; followed by dashboards, reports, visualizations, and interactive (auto-updated from Component Control Quantum ERP system) analysis of the plan and associated metrics, KPIs, trending, cost control, comparison, what-if queries, etc.

  • Using PowerBI, develop ways to assist with planning and forecasting proper levels of material required to be purchased for distribution.

  • Assist with ERP system optimization, in order to produce the appropriate inputs into PowerBI.

  • Creating Purchase Orders in ERP system for vendors, ensuring proper information flow into PowerBI.

  • Modeling and analysis of potential new product lines and inventory investments.

  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers

  • Leads aspects of strategic sourcing, which may include, Statement of Work (SOW) and Request for Proposal (RFP) preparation, proposal evaluation, price/cost analysis, contract negotiation, vendor management, and contract administration

  • Prepares purchase orders and sends copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests

  • Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, and engineering change orders

  • Oversees and/or conducts supplier site visits as necessary

Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Information Systems / Technology, Engineering or similar (highly recommended), or comparable experience (3-5 years)

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Effective time management, able to identify and prioritize tasks necessary to meet long and short term objectives

  • Statistical Analysis and Modeling

  • Team oriented, resourceful and fast learner


Other Qualifications


  • Proficient in MS Office suite, strong Excel skills and experience with Microsoft PowerBI or other BI tool

  • Knowledge of Component Control Quantum is a plus

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. VSE considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family Procurement
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Miami, FL, USA