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    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Material Management or related field


    6 years’ related experience may be considered in lieu of degree

    2-years purchasing experience required.

    Excellent time management skills as evidenced by the ability to adhere to deadlines

    while managing multiple priorities required.

    Basic to Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point),

    Internet Explorer and Outlook required. Access skills preferred.

    New hires are required to successfully complete Austal Buyer II Certification

    within the first 90 days of hire.

    Incumbent individuals are required to complete the requisite courses

    required to be eligible for promotion to the corresponding levels

    Certifications preferred: A.P.P., C.P.M., CPSM, CSCP, CPIM.

    Additional preferred work experience:

    Purchasing experience in a Contractor Purchasing System Review- U.S.

    defense environment.

    Material and service quoting, analyzing, negotiating, reporting and purchase

    order placement.

    Supplier rationalization activities (adding/removing suppliers and familiarity with

    Approved Supplier Lists, Bid Lists, and small business requirements);

    Order follow- up activities (expediting, de-expediting and statusing);

    Use of ERP/MRP systems and logic such as IFS, BAAN, SAP, JD Edwards and

    Oracle with IFS as first preference.

    Discrepancy resolution activities such as invoice discrepancies, non-conforming

    material cases and repair/rework material authorizations;

    Data mining and market analysis;

    Dealing with traffic, routing instructions, and interaction with the laws governing

    direct and indirect purchasing. dealing with traffic, routing instructions, and

    interaction with the laws governing direct and indirect purchasing.

    Reading blueprints/drawings, interpret specifications and review statements of


    General understanding of the Uniform Commercial Code, U.S. Government

    FAR, DFARS and ITAR requirements.

    General understanding of enterprise quality system functionality (e.g., ISO 9000,

    AS9100, TS16949, etc.).

    General understanding of the material, services and manufacturing processes

    associated with the assigned buying desk.

    Apply at: BUYER II | Austal Careers (austaljobs.com)

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