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Kaman Corporation Buyer in Gilbert, Arizona

Perform procurement activities including Placing Orders, Negotiating Pricing, and Supplier Management in support of company objectives, policies and requirements. Specialize procuring machined parts, hardware, and special processes/services. Orders product to meet specifications, and ensures vendor quality and scheduling requirements are met. Ensure that proper inventory levels are maintained and lead times are met to meet the needs of the program. Maintains strong vendor relationships to assure long term supply at competitive pricing.

  • Ensures timely execution of purchased products and services to maintain necessary on-time and on-hand inventory levels Places purchase orders, tracks purchases, and resolves invoice issues.

  • Distributes materials and information upon arrival.

  • Works with suppliers on any Scope changes for existing orders, resolves issues regarding quality or timely delivery of information from suppliers.

  • Negotiates prices to ensure cost reductions without impairing quality of products, services, or delivery.

  • Serves as communications between suppliers and Extex Quality, Planning, and Sales.

  • Coordinates with internal customers/resources to maintain appropriate inventory levels

  • Maintains records of supplier transactions to comply with our Quality Management System.

  • Appropriately transacts and monitors consigned inventory items in production at suppliers

  • Works with suppliers to identify and resolve quality and delivery concerns

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


BS degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or related.


3-5 years of Purchasing/Planning in a manufacturing environment. Aerospace industry

environment is preferred.

Skills/Abilities Essential to the Position:

Analytical thinking

Attention to detail

Blueprint reading

Communication (speaking, questioning, listening)


Contract review

Customer focus

Data entry

Decision making





PC skills – Microsoft Office Suite

Problem solving

Results oriented

Team oriented

Time management


AIPCS preferred

Knowledge Essential to the Position:

MRP concepts

Quantum or other relational database software

EXTEX policies, procedures and structure

EXTEX products

Aerospace industry, aerospace components and systems (bearings, blades, fuel systems, etc.)

Customer industry, needs and solutions

Supplier processes and machining operations

Physical Requirements:

Frequent mental and visual attention

Frequent sitting at a computer workstation and grasping a mouse

Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.

Occasional bending and twisting

Environmental Conditions:

Duties performed in typical office environment or in temperature controlled warehouse.

Minimal exposure to outside elements, loud noises, fumes, or dust

Travel: Occasional, less than 5%.

Job Posting Title: Buyer

Job ID: 2021-6709

Name: Kaman Aerospace

Name: Shift 1

Street: 340 E. Germann Rd.