Procurement Specialist


  • Posted 3 years ago
  • Kansas City, Missouri
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Procurement Specialist


LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions is seeking a Procurement Specialist for an opportunity in Kansas City, Missouri.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:


Under minimal supervision, the Procurement Specialist I is responsible for the procurement of assigned commodities and services required to support ATS’ business goals. Uses best procurement practices to obtain lowest total cost of ownership for assigned items.

  • Performs purchasing duties to plan and procure supplies, materials, equipment and services.
  • Prepares RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs for goods and services. Evaluates supplier proposals and recommends contract awards.
  • Prepares and executes purchase orders and agreements for goods and services in support of company business goals.
  • Plans, evaluates, and procures planned goods, raw materials and chemicals to maintain adequate inventory levels to increase production proficiencies and on time completions.
  • Coordinates the fabrication, heat treat, and material process requirements in accordance with FAA and OEM directives.
  • Provides order updates to production, internal planning, and overhead department leadership.
  • Expedites purchase orders as required to support ATS customers (internal and external).
  • Works directly with customers as a focal point for material status to keep production on track.
  • Resolves issues pertaining to purchase orders: receiving, invoicing discrepancies and timely closure of purchase orders.
  • Frequently communicates with suppliers to build and maintain positive, long-term supplier relations to assure competitive pricing, quality, and delivery targets are met.
  • Conducts Supplier Performance review in conjunction with strategic objectives.
  • Interfaces with ATS team members at many levels, up to and including middle management.
  • Regular and prompt attendance.
  • Effective and appropriate conduct with co-workers.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to confidently lead conversations when interfacing with all management levels including production floor, planning, and engineering organizations.
  • Excellent human relation skills and reasoning ability.
  • Strong knowledge of planning systems and purchase order generation.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate price, quality, and delivery schedules to maximize cost savings and supply chain direct margin.
  • Ability to train employees in various procurement activities.
  • Excellent skills in multi-tasking, organization and prioritization of multiple projects.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment by working independently with limited guidance.
  • Basic understanding of Lean concepts and the ability to use supply chain management principles to support continuous improvement.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, and Word).
  • Associates degree in related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Oracle experience strongly preferred.
  • Service purchasing experience strongly preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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A team of aviation staffing experts leads LAUNCH. We understand the challenges of finding the top aviation jobs and we focus on linking you with the best openings in the most sought-after locations.

LAUNCH offers you an ACA compliant benefit package including company-sponsored medical insurance with multiple plans to choose from. Our Minimum Essential Coverage is offered to every employee who does not have coverage elsewhere at no cost to you! LAUNCH also offers a 401(k) program with a company match. Plus, you join the LAUNCH Loyalty Club on your first day, earning you extra cash bonuses, apparel and safety rewards.


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