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Department: Purchasing
Location: Dallas, TX

Ameriflight, LLC is the nation’s largest Part 135 Cargo airline and the unparalleled leader in scalable, outsourced aviation services to the regional express airfreight market. Our diversified portfolio of offerings allow major cargo integrators, manufacturers, aircraft operators and freight forwarders to adapt to the ever-changing demands and speed of a modern air cargo supply chain.

We operate over 150 dedicated cargo aircraft, including the Saab 340B, Embraer 120, Fairchild SA227, Beechcraft 1900, and Beechcraft 99 from bases across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for procuring, negotiating part and component costs with supplier agreements, delivery and terms and conditions. This position will create purchasing plans including “preferred suppliers” for all components and finished goods to be presented to management, build and optimize the supplier base to suit needs and align with in-house capabilities.

Shift is Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am -6:00 pm

Job Responsibilities

  • Sources, negotiates and purchases parts, machinery, equipment, tools, packing materials, services and/or supplies necessary for the operations of an aviation organization.
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.
  • Monitors performance of suppliers.
  • Evaluates areas of opportunity to leverage material acquisitions.
  • Tracks data to keep informed on price trends and market dynamics.
  • Negotiates with suppliers and analyze suppliers’ operations to determine factors that affect prices and to determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability and ability to meet required schedules.
  • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends and maintains necessary records.
  • Prepares Request for Quotes (RFQ)
  • Maintains the highest ethical personal and professional standards.
  • Other projects and initiatives as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of two (2) years of directly related aerospace or aviation, government aviation, or industrial purchasing experience, OR Associate Degree with a minimum of (3) years of directly related aerospace, or aviation, government aviation or industrial purchasing experience OR completion of high school or equivalent and a minimum of (5) years directly related aerospace or aviation, government aviation, or industrial purchasing experience.
  • Must have experience with preparing RFQs/RFPs, review and negotiate terms and conditions, make best value source selection decisions to determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability and ability to meet schedule requirements.
  • Experience must include bid solicitation and supplier selection based upon best value analysis.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and Company Proprietary data.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Must adhere to Company policies/procedures and management instruction.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, being able to present financial information clearly and succinctly.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to exchange information and interface effectively with suppliers are required.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a SIDA badge.
  • Must be able to work weekends, other shifts and overtime as required.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Supply Chain and Material Management processes.
  • Proficiency with DASH software to report and place purchase orders and plans
  • Experience in establishing strategic relationships with key suppliers who provide materials and services who adhere to FAA guidelines, and are aligned to the Company’s needs
  • Forecasting and planning experience related to purchasing requirements

Travel Required

Yes. <10%

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