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Senior Buyer  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

**This is not a remote position. The selected candidate will be expected to report to our Melbourne, FL facility for work.


  • Optimize commodity spending and provide Year over Year (YoY) annual savings through cost reductions, cost avoidance and operational improvements. Recommend cost saving proposals through negotiations, Value Analysis, Long Term Supply Agreements, competitive knowledge, make-versus-buy analysis, resourcing/dual sourcing opportunities, last time buy and supplier Value Engineering activities
  • Understanding of price justification, negotiation methods and techniques, manufacturing processes, industry standards
  • Manage commercial relations with the supply base including quotation analysis, negotiations, supplier nomination, production procurement, contract development, production purchase orders and deliveries
  • Supports production operations to assure uninterrupted supply to Depot Repair and production lines
  • Arranges commercial agreements with optimal lot sizes to support business strategies
  • Ensures that all purchasing activities are executed to achieve the short and long term business strategy along with the operating and financial objectives
  • Creates value by optimizing all aspects of the supply chain
  • Select or assist in the selection of vendors who deliver the highest quality, low cost and on time service
  • Ensure Supplier documentation is received on time. This includes, but is not limited to, quality certification, First Article Inspection (FAI), Certificate of Conformance (CofC), etc.
  • Facilitate vendor quality and capability improvements
  • Expedite items as required
  • Participate actively in a teamwork approach to achieving goals with particular emphasis on continuous improvement activities




  • Requires a Bachelor degree in Supply Chain/Business/Engineering or Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience. A MBA is preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in purchasing required
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Government Contracting and FAR/DFAR/DPAS/CPSR/ITAR compliance is preferred
  • Excellent Negotiation skills
  • Experience using MRP/ERP system is required
  • Self-Motivated with strong analytical and technical skills
  • Aerospace or Electronic Component manufacturing experience desired
  • Working knowledge of Systems Manufacturing Operations
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office: (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) required
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About the Organization  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 11/3/2022  
About the Organization Are you looking for a career that allows big business ability, and small business agility? A company with a family like feel, where you will truly love your job? Look no further! Extant Aerospace is located in sunny Melbourne, Florida, just minutes from the beaches, Kennedy Space Center, and Port Canaveral. Extant manufactures and supplies complex electronic assemblies to the DoD and international customers for military and commercial applications. Extant also provides licensing and obsolescence management services for legacy electronics systems. Extant is growing in the exciting field of commercial aviation and aerospace, and is looking for experienced personnel to help guide us to success! For additional information, please visit our website at  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

To conform to U.S. export control regulations, requirements of this position include being authorized to work in the U.S., and a U.S. person. Certain positions may require eligibility for a U.S. Government security clearance.  
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