Purchasing Manager


Key information

Program / Customer Relations
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Grand prairie, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years

Job description

To provide effective support to the Company's key accounts and to continually strive to improve service excellence by pro-actively developing relationships and delivering a professional service.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities
 Identify the needs to purchase CFM56 material based on current inventory, market needs, market trends and CFMM contractual agreements
 Identify market sources that have CFM56 material available for sale
 Negotiate price and package deals with Supplier
 Review paperwork associated with the purchased products to ensure it meets CFMM standards
 Extend POs and track the timely receipt of the material
 Develop and manage a purchasing strategy with the various market sources
 Develop relationships and a pro-active approach with suppliers in order to capture the material needed by the company
 Work in coordination with the Repair and Program managers to issue recommendations for inventory management
 Act as a back-up for the Repair Manager
 Provide support to the rest of the company in relation to the material procured to facilitate its receiving and sale

Job requirements

 Strong commercial/business background in sales or purchasing
 High level of personal integrity
 An excellent communicator
 Conscientious and Detailed Oriented
 Works effectively as ‘part of the Company team', communicates positively at all levels both internally and externally.
 Has excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and time management skills
 Has a professional and flexible approach
 Advanced Excel/Access/PowerPoint level is a must.

Required Education and Experience
 Commercial and business orientated with an emphasis in sales
 Customer service/support experience is greatly desired
 Educated to Bachelor Degree level or 5 years of experience in a relevant role.
 Language: English

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers/scanners.

Physical Requirements

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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


Expected travel: 10%

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic data or other legally protected status.

Company information

Safran Aircraft Engines

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Aircraft Engines designs, develops, manufactures and markets, either on its own or in collaboration with partners, engines for commercial and military aircraft, to the best levels of performance, reliability and environmental friendliness. Through CFM International (a 50:50 JV between Safran Aicraft Engines and GE), the company is also the world leader in short- and medium-haul aircraft propulsion systems.

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