B/E Aerospace, Inc. Buyer in Lenexa, Kansas

B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products. B/E Aerospace designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at www.beaerospace.com.

Our Lenexa facility designs and manufactures Oxygen Life Support System products for commercial, military and private business jet aircrafts providing high quality, innovative solutions to enhance aircraft passengers and crew safety and comfort. We strive to make advances in the field of oxygen delivery and consumption technologies for a more reliable system that reduces total weight and cost for our clientele.

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Buyer in our Oxygen & PSU Systems business located in Lenexa, KS.


Reporting to the Purchasing Manager for the Oxygen & PSU Systems business in Lenexa, the Buyer comprehensively manages Commodities such as merchandise, raw materials, components, sub-assemblies, equipment, and/or services to support Production Operations.


  • Purchases materials, parts, supplies, and equipment following established purchasing policies and procedures, driving the optimization of price, delivery, and terms; typically purchases $3-5 million per year; does not become heavily involved in the development of specifications or Suppliers, but the work is more complex than buying off-the-shelf items. Items are typically customized items, often involving old or complex designs, sole or single source technology.

  • Owns the Performance of assigned suppliers, particularly Delivery, Cost and Capacity/Recovery (to MRP health) Schedule performance.

  • Works cross-functionally, especially with Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Quality Engineering, Materials, Receiving, Inspection, Operations, Finance, Customer Service, & Production Planning to coordinate purchase timing, quantities, pricing, and goods delivery/storage, in support of business goals around output, efficiency, and cost of inventory.

  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.

  • Performs other related duties & projects as required.


  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year College or university; or equivalent combination of experience & education

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with MRP / ERP systems

  • Knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM) structure

  • Ability to read technical drawings and identify material call-outs

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel


  • 3 years related experience and/or training supporting a Manufacturing organization (does not have to be Procurement) and/or 1 year related experience and/or training supporting a Manufacturing organization (does not have to be Procurement)

  • Experience in Aerospace or Defense procurement

  • Understanding of and participation in the AS9100 Quality Requirements

  • Previous experience working with JD Edwards or E1 Systems

  • Prior track record of success in achieving significant improvements to the Supply Chain Organization thru drafting and implementing Cost Savings, LT Reductions, Contracting, Quality improvement, Delivery improvement, or Supply Security Planning projects with Supplier Partners

  • Prior track record of adhering consistently to Standard Work, and developing personal cadences in support of that standard work, all within the bounds of Procurement Policies, Procedures, and Best Operating Practices

  • Prior experience with Continuous Improvement of Procurement Team processes and methods


  • Excelling within a Team environment with diverse personalities & strong opinions and passions

  • Positive attitude and genuine desire to be a lifelong learner and grower

  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders including Senior Leadership, with focus on providing, justifying, and implementing Solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to build credibility with, interact with, and influence suppliers, customers, and key stakeholders; Ability to build strong relationships

  • Proven problem-solving and expediting skills

  • Shows initiative and sound judgment when working independently or in a team

  • Well organized with solid judgment

  • Able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment, and communicate proactively upward regarding risks to achieving goals within this type of environment

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/  /The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

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EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.