find jobs
job title, keywords or company
city, state or zip code
Procurement Operations Strategic Buyer more...
Location:Fullerton, CA
Company:Howmet Aerospace
First posted:February 07, 2020


Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS)  is looking for a Senior Buyer to support the facility and to meet customer needs. This position is located at our aerospace manufacturing plant in Fullerton, CA.

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we're the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners.  Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines.  Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment.  Headquartered in Torrance, CA; we employ over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 32 locations.  AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).

Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world. You'll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries-such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation. It's not just a job. It's a career and a path to the future. You'll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship. Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources, learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for identifying and implementing cost reduction activities at the location using Arconic procurement tools and technology in support of location, BU and Arconic objectives;
  • Support buy/supply/pay practices and the administrative process to drive process optimization and automation;
  • Assist with forecasting raw material, components and supplies consumption.
  • Place purchase orders for direct materials and administer indirect purchases;                                              
  •  Coordinate supplier's delivery schedules to meet production needs;
  •  Monitor resource requirements to assure schedule requirements are met;
  •  Maintain minimum inventory to support the production schedule.  Work with other buyer/planners or operations staff to develop and execute JIT stocking programs with suppliers;
  • Interface with other departments (Shipping, Processing, Engineering, Quality) to resolve problems with timely resolution;
  • Interface with production to resolve problems relevant to direct materials and services, raw material quality, quantity verification and delivery in support of production demands;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement on a daily basis by your actions. Take the initiate to resolve purchasing issues with and without interaction from supervision.  Willingly participate with production teams to resolve purchasing issues;
  • Perform other tasks as needed in support of manufacturing operations, customers and suppliers;
  • Helps to ensure that Global Procedures, quality and the standards for the department are adhered to and maintained;
  • Assumes other special activities and responsibilities from time to time as required;
  • Adheres to Arconic EH&S, Quality, Continuous Improvements and other Company Policies;
  • Self-starter; must be able to contribute to creating his/her job content.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution;
  • 5 years of previous work experience, with 3 years in purchasing and/or supply chain management;
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility is required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position;
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITRA defines U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen U.S. Permanent Resident (ie. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using High Yield negotiation methodologies; 
  • Knowledge of production planning, inventory management, JIT concepts and MRP;
  • Hands on experience working with a business forecast, production planning or purchasing;
  • Oracle QAD;
  • Familiar with a wide variety of manufacturing processes.

Please mention
if asked how you found this job.