Purchasing Manager, Aerospace

The Purchasing Manager supports the client’s aircraft maintenance operation by ensuring that all parts and supply requisitions are fulfilled in a timely fashion. This role is responsible for sourcing, procuring, monitoring, and ensuring receipt and invoice payment for all of client’s material and service requirements. This position will manage the buyers and component repair administrators in Ft Worth, TX and Lakeland, FL


Manage the day-to-day oversight of the purchasing department to include:

Daily customer purchase orders by division, status requests (15+ a day), working hard-to-find parts with program managers

Responsible for tracking payment of all invoices and monthly expense report for credit card charges

Monitor weekly Safety Threshold Reports for consumables to establish sustainment requirements

Manage Paycom and Resources for all purchasing agents

Responsible for Buyers and their performance

Produce periodic reports detailing inventory performance in accordance with financial objectives

Ensure compliance with ITAR requirements as well as all import/export actions

Ensure accountability of all logistics documents; physically and systematically

Serves as source for supplier performance (delivery and quality)

Responsible for ongoing supplier development

Demonstrates interdepartmental teamwork with proven leadership skills

Notifies VP GSCM of personnel or resource issues that arise

Education, Experience, Qualifications

5+ years related experience in aviation procurement and sourcing

5+ years of experience working with accounting/inventory software

5+ years of experience managing/supervising personnel

Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Accounting or Business Administration preferred. MBA in appropriate emphasis a plus

Aviation-related inventory demand forecasting experience will be considered for education equivalency

Understanding of ATA Chapters and aircraft parts and systems

Demonstrated oral and written communication and organizational skills

Demonstrate leadership abilities and technical knowledge required to perform the duties of this position and a positive attitude toward productivity, safety, and quality of maintenance

Have a thorough understanding of the following:

Aviation safety standards and safe operating practices

Applicable Federal Aviation Regulations

Able to obtain and maintain “Secret” security clearance

Experience with Microsoft office/Internet applications

Valid, current Driver’s License required

Must be willing to relocate to Fort Worth, Texas area

Preferred Qualifications:

Past military experience.

Two years of experience related to aviation logistics and inventory.

Experience working with inventory management software

less than 25%, as needed
fort worth, TX
US citizens only

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Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.