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L3 HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES Commodity Buyer in Ayer, Massachusetts

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers? mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do. L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers? mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. Description: Job Title: Commodity Buyer / Procurement Specialist Job Location: Ayer, MA Job Description: The Procurement Specialist has direct hands-on and management responsibility for accurate and timely purchasing and planning of a category of commodity materials. The Procurement Specialist is an expert at managing demand for materials needed to meet Production commitments of Quality and On Time Delivery. Daily responsibilities include executing best practices for timely purchase order (PO) placement, estimating material costs & lead time for customer quote bids, and maintenance of outstanding supplier PO commitments. Measures of success for performance include meeting demand for material & estimates with a low backlog of outstanding PO & quote lines, Customer OTD, and efficiency metrics managing Supplier POs (e.g. cost, lead time, quoting, delivery, quality, RMAs, etc.). The Procurement Specialist is responsible to identify and take actions on solutions to procurement issues that include supplier performance, supplier selection, obsolescence, data/specification/documentation completeness, and other causes of delay. Essential Functions: Must be the Maritime Systems expert in managing any assigned material commodities (e.g. PCB/electronics, sheet metal, machined parts, etc.) Analyze, manage, and implement actions relating to material requirements that ensure an uninterrupted flow of materials and services for Production using MRP, Pull Indicators (e.g. kanban, min/max, manifests, etc) and New Product Introduction project plans. Anticipate and proactively mitigate risks to material procurement commitments. Work with an emphasis to not allow a Maritime Systems customer order to go late. Lead commodity planning with Sales, Marketing, and Production in meeting customers? needs (guaranteed Promise Dates), minimizing Production (WIP) delays, and ensuring supplier quality. Identify and obtain Engineering and other documentation essential to meet Production schedule and customer OTD requirements. Manage obsolescence so that commitments to Maritime Systems customers are not at risk. Expeditiously maintain and execute RMA process for designated part numbers. Expeditiously quote parts, services, and delivery options as required. Create and maintain all reporting requirements (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly) as needed to monitor purchasing activity levels, support build schedules, and maintain replenishment systems. Work and plan to eliminate commodity material shortages and work order delays through direct involvement with Production resources, Suppliers, and Project personnel. Identify, plan, communicate, and implement continuous improvement opportunities that eliminate waste, delay, and data inaccuracies. Qualifications: BA/BS with a minimum of 4-6 years of commodity material management. Minimum of 4 years? experience with material & supplier quantitative performance reporting responsibility to management. Minimum 4 years? experience with ERP/MRP demand & forecast systems and demonstrated continuous