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Technical Buyer-MRO Purchasing

at MESA AIRLINES in PHOENIX, Arizona, United States

Job Description

The Technical Buyer is responsible for supporting the Maintenance organization with critical part requirements to fulfill variable demands that impact the operation of the airline. This includes sourcing aircraft parts, managing repairs, initiating purchase orders, expediting existing orders, coordinating logistics, contract development & negotiations, supplier selection, contract performance, MRO purchasing and repair management for aircraft MRO activity.
Essential Functions:

* Ensure all materials procured meet company and government standards for quality
* Coordinate with Maintenance Planning and Inventory Control to procure projected material requirements for scheduled maintenance events and ensure materials are available as needed
* Work with vendors to establish and monitor delivery dates that support priorities of aircraft maintenance facilities
* Seek out and evaluate new sources of supply to achieve cost-reduction goals without jeopardizing quality and material requirements
* Procure and process materials requisitions following company purchasing procedures and protocol
* Work as a liaison between Accounts Payable, Material Services and suppliers to resolve purchase order and invoice discrepancies in a timely manner
* Work closely with AOG Controllers to minimize aircraft downtime in most cost effective manner
* Provide departments with continuous communications regarding current status of open requisitions, repair & purchase orders
* Coordinate and communicate with Materials/Receiving Department on receipt of purchase orders, resolve any discrepancies with vendors regarding quantity, pricing or documentation issues
* Monitor key Performance Indicators (KPI's) that reflect operational and performance related tasks both departmental and individual
* Contribute to departmental and company goals and objectives to further enhance personal and corporate success
* Complete other duties as directed, assigned and/or required to meet position and departmental objectives

* Bachelor of Science degree in Business, or equivalent experience
* Four years of previous technical purchasing experience preferred
* Active participation in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), APICS or Institute for Supply Management (ISM) - accreditation from one of these organization preferred
* At least 2 years of verifiable purchasing experience with one of the following

* Certified 145 Repair Station
* Certified Part 121 Air Carrier
* Requires knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Project and Word
* Must possess an ability to manage one's own time, to ensure that the work that needs to be accomplished is complete in the time frame given
* Strong communication skills verbal, non-verbal and written
* Must work well in a team atmosphere as a team player
*Equivalent education and experience will be considered.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Details

Company

MESA AIRLINES

Location

410 N 44TH ST STE 700
PHOENIX, Arizona 85008
United States

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Job Posting: 4293431

Posted On: May 13, 2021

Updated On: Jun 11, 2021