Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D) is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications. EBA&D products & capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community.
EBA&D seeks a purchasing professional for the position of Sr. Buyer supporting our Development programs, reporting to the Senior Supply Chain Manager in our Simsbury, CT location.
Responsible for supplier sourcing, procurement and delivery of raw materials, machined components, contract manufacturing & services in support of EBA&D Simsbury, CT Engineering Development and Operations teams.
Experienced working with Aerospace and Defense products and processes.
Coordinates procurement on early product development programs in a team environment with Product Development Engineers, Production, Quality and other personnel for maximum operational effectiveness.
Works with Proposal Engineers and Development Engineering as procurement representative on new product business proposals.
Functions include: leading the assessment of supply base capability vs need, supplier sourcing, risk assessment, supplier selection & development, negotiation with suppliers, scheduling, ERP / MRP system planning, supplier contract management, conflict resolution and maintaining cost-effective inventory control for all materials.
Ensures that all regulatory requirements with respect to purchasing, storage, and transportation of materials are adhered to.
Creates CPSR compliant procurement justification packages and procurement cost analysis in accordance with best practice and the requirements of FAR/DFAR.
Leads or participates in continuous improvement activities.
Provide input in the supplier development process by evaluating suppliers’ performance and working with suppliers to facilitate improvements in cost, quality and delivery.
Experienced in low to medium volume, developmental level procurement in a collaborative, fast paced, team environment. Manages multiple projects at the same time at a tactical level.
Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/ Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.
The successful candidate must have a BA/BS or MA/MS in supply chain, business, acquisition management, engineering, finance or law.
A minimum of 6-8 years of tactical purchasing experience in new product development for the aerospace/defense industry is required.
Experience in both low volume, development scale procurement (R&D), up to low / medium volume production procurement is required.
Understanding of, Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing practices and in depth understanding ERP/MRP planning systems.
Strong skills in MS Windows – Excel, Word and Power-point. Familiar with and able to work in MS Project.
The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Excels in a dynamic work environment.
Energetic, ability to work independently, processes an entrepreneurial spirit. Experienced in working as a part of independent product teams is a must.
CPSM and/ or CPCM certification a plus. Must be willing to travel.
Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D), headquartered in Simsbury, Connecticut (CT), is a global leader of precision energetics systems and innovative explosive and non-explosive solutions. Whether you are in need of a minefield breaching system, a specialized demolition kit or a requirement for system initiation or flight termination, our precision products and systems are Right for Your Mission!