Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Sr. Buyer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job Descriptions:

RT Logic, a Kratos company, is a leading supplier of real-time signal processing and assured RF and digital communication systems for US Government and commercial aerospace applications (e.g., satellite, UAV, aircraft, missile, launch vehicles, etc). Our innovative products and solutions are used to test, launch, operate, maintain, and assure availability for numerous aerospace missions. We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Buyer!

The qualified candidate will be responsible for purchasing of materials and/or services in compliance with company policies and procedures. They will be responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the company's needs for direct project materials and services, fixed assets, capital equipment, select inventory materials and services and indirect requirements. Products and services are to be secured at cost, quality and delivery competitive levels consistent with company policy and performance standards. The position is further responsible for the timely receipt (expediting) of the products and services.

-Study market prices and trends, engineering developments, and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities.

-Interview and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics inventory control and management; negotiates prices and delivery terms with guidance from the Procurement Manager.

-Secure and analyzes quotations, negotiates prices and terms with suppliers, and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality and delivery 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/or capital equipment; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required; maintains close coordination with engineers to ensure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities.

-Coordinate, as appropriate, quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.

-Organize and implements with direction from Procurement Manager strategies to accomplish small business and disadvantaged business sourcing programs consistent with company guidelines.

-Visit suppliers’ facilities to qualify them as new sources, and to perform supplier 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 and coverage duties

Required Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferred with emphasis in supply chain management, business administration or economics.

-5+ years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials control experience in a manufacturing environment.


-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. Government Security Clearance is required.Kratos Federal offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos Federal is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.

Keyword: production, buyer, supply management

From: Kratos Defense