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Purchasing Representative

AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. We are a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value. At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise.
SUMMARY:
Will ensure that AAR is receiving the best overall price and continues to build strong relationships with the company's vendors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Check requisitions as necessary for any inbound part.
Develop a strong relationship with all vendors and ensure that AAR is getting the best possible price.
Get quotes on goods, services, and parts to determine if AAR is receiving the best possible price.
Solicit bids, analyze those quotes, and recommend to Management who is the best overall vendor, looking at price, reputations, etc.
Travel may be required.
Full knowledge of AAR policies and procedures.
Experience with:
All paperwork related and necessary of the parts and ensure that it meets AARs quality requirement.
Expedites and monitors materials shipments from freight forwarders and suppliers to ensure prompt delivery
Liaise and provide prompt feedback with internal and external customers in a timely manner
Follow Up and coordinate all material discrepancies and payment issues with vendor, product lines and accounts payable.
All other duties as assigned.
CORE COMPETENCIES:
Commitment to company values and ethics
Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately
Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy
Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared
Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal with tight deadlines and pressure
Negotiating skills: must have confidence and the ability to be persuasive and assertive
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Emphasis in Logistic and Supply Chain Management or Business Administration preferred Aviation experience preferred PC literate (Word, Excel, Access)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.
The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as, opportunities for professional development and growth. Our newly remodeled Wood Dale office also has an on-site cafeteria and fitness center.
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through the career section on www.aarcorp.com.



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