Procurement Analyst

Long Beach, CA

Posted: 02/05/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: ADMIN Job Number: 80092
Our fast paced and exciting rocket company client needs a short-term purchasing assistant to help with crunch workload. 
  • Monitor and coordinate expediting activity.
  • Work closely with Procurement, Production and Production Planning managers, as well as with the Engineering team, to determine current and future purchasing needs.
  • Advise and represent in negotiations with vendors.
  • Analyze reports to obtain current information concerning all phases of procurement to control budget, procurement objectives, and effective procurement techniques.
  • Monitor quantity and quality of work in assigned group, review buying activity, collaborate with buyers and provide feedback to same; identify problem areas and recommend/discuss solutions with the Procurement Manager.
  • Maintains records in accordance with established policies and procedures and audit guidelines.
MUST have Oracle purchasing/buying experience.  Excellent communication skills and ready to roll up your sleeves!
  • Bachelor's degree or comparable purchasing experience
  • Buying experience with Oracle
  • Certifications or similar within aerospace, aviation or automotive
  • Graduated from a technical college or other recognized apprenticeship
  • Possess an established track record of procuring complex systems and structures, especially within an aviation or manufacturing setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness
  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 10lbs (unassisted)
… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.
  • Ability to document work in progress and maintain effective records
  • Ability to perform complex tasks, as well as analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’
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