Purchasing Clerk Featured
- Peachtree City, Georgia
- Job ID
- ZSU - 13067
Purchasing Clerk job at Zodiac Aerospace in Peachtree City GA
Description, duties, responsibilities
Zodiac Aerospace Services Americas is an aftermarket organization supporting Repair Customer Service Department and Spare Parts Distribution of Zodiac Groups aerospace companies. We are focused on customer support via strategically located FAA approved repair stations and an Atlanta based central inventory. Zodiac Aerospace Services Americas is a Drug-Free Workplace employer - requires a drug/alcohol screening and a criminal background screening. Zodiac Aerospace Services Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin sexual orientation gender identity disability or protected veteran status.
The Purchasing Clerk is responsible for performing all procurement activities for their assigned OEM supplier(s) to support customer order requirements and the replenishment of inventory via the creation of both drop ship (DRP) and replenishment (REP) purchase orders. The Buyer serves as the primary point of contact between the company and the OEM(s) monitors supplier performance and facilitates continuous improvements.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.
+ Creates purchase orders in accordance with established policies and procedures. (Purchase orders are issued based on the requirements from customer orders and MRP demand with consideration of inventory safety stock levels and lead times)
+ Ensures sufficient product is on-hand to cover orders while limiting excess stock conditions and works closely with suppliers to insure Customer Request Date (CRD) attainment
+ Confers with suppliers (OEMs) to obtain product or service information such as price availability and delivery schedules
+ Prepares purchase orders or bid requests
+ Receives and contacts suppliers to find out the status of orders
+ Contacts suppliers with discrepancies of quantity and quality
+ Interfaces with all departments and resolves problems and issues as necessary
+ Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority
+ Assists in the development of the company’s inventory tracking system
+ Serves as the central point of contact for company to OEM communications
+ Communicates with all company departments in regards to the procurement of parts expedites status of shipments quality non-conformances escalations and other issuesConducts in-depth evaluations of supplier performance for delivery quality conformance and P/O acknowledgement. This includes planned purchases management global past dues management (“bubble” chart) aging in-transit shipments management and quarantine/hold return management. Manages the Improvement Plan Tracking Tool (IPTT) for assigned suppliers.
+ Manages the OEM for favorable metrics in KPIs and scorecard reporting
+ Identifies material shortages and delivery problems. Works with the OEM(s) to resolve incoming shipping discrepancies and issues with rejected/defective parts
+ Obtains corrected paperwork replacement parts return authorizations and credits
+ Responsible for controlling the freight spend generated from purchase orders. Assists with customs issues with freight carriers for incoming product
+ Ensures that all required documents are processed and filed including printed purchase orders acknowledgments and quotes
+ Responsible for assuring the OEM/Supplier provides the proper paperwork / certifications with each order lineCoordinates purchasing information and activities for the S&OP meetings. Represents the purchasing team (voice of ZS purchasing) and corresponds with the other buyers including the other regions and repair shops collecting global issues to address for actions and resolution
+ Weekly review and follow-up with the OEM(s) on open order reports. Follows up with receiving and accounting to resolve any problems (invoice price differences from purchase orders packing slip errors documentation missing etc.) Customer Claims RMAs Returns warranty issues etc.
+ Troubleshoots problems and implements or recommends solutions to the appropriate resources for problem resolution
+ Able to read and interpret Component Maintenance Manuals Engineering Orders Service Bulletins Service Letters for component part numbers descriptions and application etc.
a) Knowledge and Skills
+ Computer skills with knowledge of ERP/MRP Excel spreadsheets and Word documents
+ Knowledge of Zodiac Services ERP computer system
+ Knowledge of Lotus Notes
+ Must have demonstrated understanding of supply chain logistics MRP and inventory management processes
+ Technical Capacity
+ Organizational Skills
+ Communication Proficiency
+ Customer/Client Focus
+ Time Management
+ Collaboration Skills
c) Education and/or Experience
+ Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of experience in the field or in a related area
+ Four-year college degree is a plus
+ ISM / APICS certification a plus
d) Communication Skills
+ Good oral and written communication skills essential for interaction with both internal and external customers
e) Physical Demands
+ Travel = 10% with international travel a possibility
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement
It is the policy of Zodiac Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race color religion sex pregnancy age national origin disability military or veteran status citizenship status genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal state and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.
ID: ZSU - 13067
Zodiac Aerospace Company Overview
You experience Zodiac Aerospace each time you step aboard an aircraft. You experience Zodiac Aerospace each time you step aboard an aircraft. We design and manufacture products for your comfort and your safety. Our inventions are everywhere: economy, business and first class seats, food & beverage trolleys, oxygen masks, evacuation slides, inflight entertainment systems, VIP interiors, avionics systems (electrical, fuel etc.) and so much more! By joining us, you become part of a world leader in aviation, and provide the travelers of the world with an award winning and safe environment. At Zodiac Aerospace, you will have the opportunity to contribute your talents within a market leader who is constantly evolving toward operational excellence. Whether you work in Asia, Africa, the Americas or Europe, you will find Zodiac Aerospace embodies respect, humility, realism and an entrepreneurship spirit. These values shapes our culture and guide all our actions and decisions. Are you someone who thrives on pioneering change and making a difference? Then be part of the change and join us. We look forward to welcoming you aboard. Zodiac Aerospace, SHARE THE ADVENTURE & SHAPE THE FUTURE.