Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Sr. Buyer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job Tracking ID: RTL:18-005 Location: Colorado Springs, CO Job Type: Full-Time/Regular Date Updated: March 12, 2018 Job Description:RT Logic, a Kratos company, is a leading supplier of real-time signalprocessing and assured RF and digital communication systems for US Governmentand commercial aerospace applications (e.g., satellite, UAV,aircraft, missile, launch vehicles, etc). Our innovative products andsolutions are used to test, launch, operate, maintain, and assureavailability for numerous aerospace missions. We have an exciting opportunityfThe qualified candidate will be responsible for purchasing of materialsand/or services in compliance with company policies and procedures. Theywill be responsible for source selection and procurement functions directlyassociated with the company's needs for direct project materials andservices, fixed assets, capital equipment, select inventory materialsand services and indirect requirements. Products and services are to besecured at cost, quality and delivery competitive levels consistent withcompany policy and performance standards. The position is further responsiblefor the timely receipt (expediting) of the products and services.-Study market prices and trends, engineering developments, andmanufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities.-Interview and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determinesupply capabilities, transportation logistics inventory control andmanagement; negotiates prices and delivery terms with guidance from theProcurement Manager.-Secure and analyzes quotations, negotiates prices and terms withsuppliers, and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality anddelivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.-Processes purchase requisitions utilizing web based system (Adobe Sign).-Utilize Epicor MRP System to set-up vendors, place Purchase Orders.-Initiate purchase orders and amendments for parts, services and/orcapital equipment; arranges for submission and inspection of sample productsas required; maintains close coordination with engineers to ensure timelyexecution of product and services sourcing activities.-Coordinate, as appropriate, quality matters and engineeringchanges/developments between company activities and suppliers.-Organize and implements with direction from Procurement Manager strategies toaccomplish small business and disadvantaged business sourcing programsconsistent with company guidelines.-Visit suppliers facilities to qualify them as new sources, and to performsupplier assessments, and assists in the resolution of production,design, quality and/or delivery problems.-Work in a team setting with other buyers, including cross training andcoverage duties Experience and Skills:Bachelors degree preferred with emphasis in supply chain management,business administration or economics. -5+ years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials controlexperience in a manufacturing environment.WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:-Office environment-Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time-Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. GovernmentSecurity Clearance is required.Kratos Federal offers challenging work, an excellent environment, &great benefits! Kratos Federal is an affirmative action / equalopportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We arecommitted to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourageminorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please,no phone calls, agencies or recruiters. Additional Information: Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings: 1 Years of Experience: More than 5 Years Level of Education: BA/BS Starting Date : ASAPKratos is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action EmployerEOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled.All qualifie