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Senior Buyer - Huntington, WV

Company: Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)
Location: Huntington
Posted on: March 17, 2023

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United States of America

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West Virginia




PCC Energy Group




Supply Chain/ Purchasing

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Full Time

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Company Profile

The Special Metals Corporation group of companies was created in the latter part of 1998 when Special Metals Corporation of New Hartford, New York, acquired Inco Alloys International, including its Huntington Alloys and Wiggin Alloys divisions. In 2006, Special Metals Corporation became a part of Precision Castparts Corp., a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products. With a history of alloy technology now going back some 100 years, our company continues to provide solutions to difficult materials problems through such time-tested products as our world-recognized INCONEL, INCOLOY, NIMONIC, UDIMET, MONEL and NILO alloys.Today's Special Metals is a world leader in the invention, production and supply of the high-nickel, high-performance alloys used for the difficult jobs in engineering. These alloys are highly engineered to offer a superior combination of heat resistance, high-temperature corrosion resistance, toughness and strength and are used in the world's most technically demanding industries and applications. Special Metals offers the largest range of nickel alloys and product forms, as well cobalt alloys, to more than ten worldwide markets. We produce nickel alloys in all standard mill forms, from large ingots and billets to plate, sheet, strip, tubing, bar and wire, the latter of which includes core and filler wires for welding products. The company has manufacturing and research facilities in the USA and Europe, sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a distribution network including most of the industrialized countries of the world.Special Metals Corporation is the world's premier inventor, developer and producer of nickel alloy and cobalt alloys-with a portfolio of more than 100 alloy compositions, wrought products and welding consumables, over 80 percent of which were invented in our own laboratories. All created to help redefine what's possible in the world of energy and industry.Our time-tested nickel alloys are highly engineered to offer a superior combination of heat resistance, high temperature and corrosion resistance, toughness and strength for the most demanding applications. No other single manufacturer offers such a comprehensive range of game-changing alloy compositions and product forms.With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability - not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Job Description

SUMMARYThe Senior Buyer is responsible for coordinating activities involved with procuring materials, equipment, supplies, and services with the goal of achieving the lowest possible cost of ownership for assigned commodity areas.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* Review requisitions with internal users and confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price availability and delivery schedule.* Determine purchasing strategy (direct purchase, bid, negotiate) and locate and approve qualified vendors.* Prepare PO's/releases in Oracle system, generate orders and communicate such to vendors.* Prepare, issue, and review big proposals and negotiate contracts/orders within budgetary limits and scope of authority.* Frequent communications with all parties involved in procurement process (user, vendor, accounting staff, and receiving staff).* Keep abreast of markets for assigned commodities.* Keep Manager informed of market changes and large purchases/projects and other issues.* Ensures compliance with SOX controls and processes.* Dispose of surplus equipment, material, and supplies to maximize the company's Investment Recovery.* Expedite material, equipment, and supplies as required.* Maintain purchasing data in Oracle system.* Research and/or obtain drawings and specifications internally and externally as required.* Maintain own information records and purchasing files.* Act as back-up for assigned counterpart as required.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES* Accomplishes all tasks as appropriate.QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE* BS/BA is preferred in Business, Engineering, Materials Management, or other related field. Additional degrees will be considered if experience is relevant. * 5+ years in Purchasing/Materials Management or related experience.SPECIAL SKILLS* Possesses sound judgment and decision-making skills and the ability to contribute to business-related problem-solving. * Broad understanding of all areas related to purchasing legal compliance.* Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to credibly and effectively communicate with and influence all levels of the organization.COMPETENCIES* Customer focus.* Creative thinking.* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.* Demonstrated job flexibility and knowledge.* Knowledge of negotiation strategies and tactics.* Perform all aspects of the position legally and ethically.ADDITIONAL NOTES* The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.PHYSICAL DIMENSIONSPhysical Demands - The physical demands 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.Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position with repetitive hand motions. Occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, bend/stoop, push/pull, twist, climb, crouch, kneel, and reach. Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, a computer, copy machine, and computer printer.Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Works primarily in a climate controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the office setting with minimal exposure to climate changes, uneven surfaces, heights, and noise.(This position is eligible for a referral bonus per the PCC Metals Group Referral Bonus Program).

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