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Buyer / Planner


Medley, FL, US

Requisition ID:  467260

B/E Aerospace

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.

The Executive Aircraft Seating division manufactures interior products for business jets. Realize your full potential, in our dynamic and fast-paced environment where ideas, talents and experiences are valued. It is conveniently located between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Buyer/Planner in our Executive Aircraft Seating business located in Medley, FL.



Reporting to the Director of Materials, the Buyer/Planner manages planning, scheduling and purchase of all materials, equipment, services, tooling and components for assigned programs to meet business unit production goals.  Assignments are typically complex and generally involve planning activities for products and/or production processes where the manufacturing process is variable.




  • Analyzes value of competing bids; carries out broad assignments typically involving the purchase of critical items.
  •  Organizes program-based activities within the materials team; interacts with Engineering, Production, Quality and other departments that require materials coordination.
  •  Performs materials requirement analysis using various procurement and systems tools.
  •  Negotiates and issues program purchase orders, blanket orders and contracts to meet the long-range quality, delivery and cost targets of assigned programs.
  •  Represents procurement in all program meetings.
  •  Investigates, identifies and qualifies new sources for inventory and non-inventory (tooling) items.
  •  Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.
  •  Monitors market trends and conditions.
  •  Monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned commodities to assure best quality at best value.
  •  Provides input to management regarding problems such as shortages and design changes.
  •  Prepares Requests for Quotes (RFQs); solicits bids and quotations; reviews and negotiates purchase contracts for major commitments; analyzes and evaluates bids to determine optimum value; selects suppliers, issues purchase orders, follows up and expedites as necessary; evaluates vendor reliability.
  •  Monitors supplier performance and initiates corrective actions where required.
  •  Participates in program make/buy events.
  •  Suggests, investigates and implements cost savings initiatives.
  •  Monitors and reports on cost savings initiatives.
  •  Performs supplier commercial audits and visits when required.
  •  Performs other related duties as required.




Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university and seven years of experience OR equivalent combination



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, associates, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.




PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand; walk; or reach with hands and arms.  The associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Miami

Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, Purchasing, Buyer, Aerospace, Operations, Engineering, Finance, Aviation