Procurement Specialist (Supply Chain)

Kansas City, MO

Job Description

Under minimal supervision, the Procurement Specialist I is responsible for the procurement of
assigned commodities and services required to support employer’ business goals. Uses best procurement practices to obtain lowest total cost of ownership for assigned items.

- Performs purchasing duties to plan and procure supplies, materials, equipment and services.
- Prepares RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs for goods and services. Evaluates supplier proposals and recommends
contract awards.
- Prepares and executes purchase orders and agreements for goods and services in support of company
business goals.
- Plans, evaluates, and procures planned goods, raw materials and chemicals to maintain adequate
inventory levels to increase production proficiencies and on time completions.
- Coordinates the fabrication, heat treat, and material process requirements in accordance with FAA and
OEM directives.
- Provides order updates to production, internal planning, and overhead department leadership.
- Expedites purchase orders as required to support employer customers (internal and external).
- Works directly with customers as a focal point for material status to keep production on track.
- Resolves issues pertaining to purchase orders: receiving, invoicing discrepancies and timely closure of
purchase orders.
- Frequently communicates with suppliers to build and maintain positive, long-term supplier relations to
assure competitive pricing, quality, and delivery targets are met.
- Conducts Supplier Performance review in conjunction with strategic objectives.
- Interfaces with employer team members at many levels, up to and including middle management.
- Regular and prompt attendance.
- Effective and appropriate conduct with co-workers.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Some travel may be required.
- May be required to work extended hours to meet deadlines and must be able to handle multiple high
stress situations.
- May include developing and delivering presentations to Senior Staff.

- Associates degree in related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Oracle experience strongly preferred.
- Service purchasing experience strongly preferred.