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Category Buyer

Mobile, AL 36615

Job Function: Operations Job Number: 400265

Job Description


Job Description:

Airbus US Manufacturing Facility is looking for a Category Buyer to join our Procurement Team based in Mobile, AL

 

The Category Buyer is responsible for set up Procurement activities of one or several products/services, packages/suppliers, securing the contractual framework of suppliers with the Company and providing the best purchasing conditions for the Company. The Category Buyer drives the operational compliance to the General Procurement Process and Global strategies supporting the alignment between divisions. The Category Buyer is accountable for and contributes to cross-divisional general procurement activities ensuring due process and bundling opportunities are realized.

 
Meet the team:
The Procurement team's mission is to acquire indirect goods and services for Airbus commercial aircraft and helicopters, playing a major role in generating value and contributing to the overall competitiveness of the company. Our team members ensure timely delivery and on-quality of equipment and systems, drawing on their expertise in Industrial, Operations & Quality Management, and positive relationship building skills to problem-solve and proactively mitigate supply chain issues.

 
Your working environment:
Nearby on ‘Airbus Way’ you will find the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility for commercial aircraft. Opened at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in 2015, the facility produces A320 Family aircraft and added a second product line for the A220 in 2019. The facility, which strengthens the U.S. aerospace industry, is part of Airbus’ strategy to improve its global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of its customers in the United States and beyond.

 
Your challenges:
  • Drive compliance to Airbus General Procurement and related processes through robust communication with internal customers.
  • Drive Sourcing Projects (Call for Tenders)
  • Lead Commodity Multi Divisional Teams (MDT) in RFP/RFI Process for assigned commodities. Values of projects will vary, but generally around $1,000,000 per event. Some RFP/RFI values may be well over $1,000,000 in certain cases.
  • Develop procurement plans and see opportunities within assigned commodities which support savings program targets at Airbus Americas. Advance blockages to Key Account Manager or Regional Director, as needed.
  • Maintain the relationship with internal business partners, across multiple Airbus divisions, to achieve target levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for all Operational and Regional Sourcing activities with focus on an assigned commodity.
  • Report savings to the Shared Services organization in a timely way through the standard mechanisms.
  • Expert experience in procurement tools (i.e. SAP, Ariba, Coupa, Oracle, etc.) is preferred.
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Your boarding pass:
  • Required: Bachelor’s in Business
  • 5-8 years proven experience
  • Required: PMP, Procurement Process Knowledge
  • Contract Negotiations
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This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed. Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and placed on assignment to Airbus in America.
 
** Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 
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