Arconic Buyer in Whitehall, Michigan

This opening is with Arconic Engines – a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets. For more information on Arconic, visit us online

The Procurement Lead Specialist supports the Plant Procurement team, Category Management and Capital Teams on relevant procurement activities, measures and operational activities in the execution of procurement strategies.

Some of the responsibilities of the Procurement Lead Specialist are as follows:

  • Supports all relevant Plant Procurement Operations functions.

  • Works in close conjunction and alignment with Category and Capital Procurement.

  • Assists in benchmarking efforts, should-be-cost analyses and business cases.

  • Supports the Plant Procurement Lead in planning and monitoring.

  • Creates, develops, and accounts for tools and templates to simplify and streamline efficient communication between team members as well as efficient execution on all procurement-related tasks.

  • Supports internal and external communication on procurement tasks and goals.

  • Supports source to pay process, working with USBPC issuing POS's for Quality Controlled and other locally handled spend, and works with the plant/suppliers on cost, delivery, and quality.

  • Services as help desk and support function on high yield procurement activities.

  • Communicates with suppliers on operational topics and supports negotiations and RfQs/RfPs in close alignment with the Strategic Buyers and Technical Procurement.

  • Participates in supplier meetings as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Economics, Supply Chain, or Engineering.

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • This position is subject to the Internal Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in procurement or purchasing management.

  • Good knowledge of procurement processes, especially purchase-to-pay (operational).

  • Technical understanding preferred.

  • Proficiency in data-mining and software applications.

  • Communication and negotiation skills.

  • Customer-oriented.

Job: *Purchasing

Organization: *02791-95722 Operations Local

Title: Buyer

Location: MI-Whitehall

Requisition ID: 18003069

Compliance With the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations

Arconic reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits).

We live our Values and measure our success by the success of our customers, shareholders, communities and people. Arconic’s success is driven by the advantage created by the collective efforts of its employees, and is dependent upon a diverse, inclusive environment that embraces change, new ideas, respect for the individual and fosters an equal opportunity for success. We have zero tolerance for discrimination, intimidation or harassment of any kind.