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Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: St. Louis, MO, US, 63042

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 13552

Location: FVS STL Office (0001)  St. Louis , Missouri 63042 , United States (US)

FlightSafety’s state-of-the-art Visual Systems and Displays are recognized around the world for offering the highest quality, value and industry-leading innovative technologies. 


We’ve delivered more than 1,000 VITAL visual systems to customers in 42 countries since 1972. Our team of more than 200 engineers, systems specialists and service and support professionals work closely together to deliver world-leading visual systems and collimated glass mirror and dome displays.


We are looking for experienced, creative, self-motivated individuals who want to make a difference in their world by applying their skills, and learning new ones as part of a dynamic team. So if you’re ready for your next career opportunity and are intrigued by the thought of joining a world leader and pioneer in the development, application, service and support of simulation displays- you owe it to yourself to talk to us.


The Role:

FlightSafety Visual System’s Buyer coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as aircraft parts, licenses/agreements, hardware, electronics, and raw material for the organization.


The Responsisbilities:

  • Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions to ensure clarity and completeness in description of materials, quantity and quality requirements, delivery requirements, mode of transportation and proper support documentation. 
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule.
  • Prepares and completes purchase orders. Updates purchase order information to ensure data accuracy as required.
  • Interacts with vendors and departments regarding basic purchasing procedures and status of orders. Communicate with customers and demand on time results.
  • Resolves issues relating to purchase orders, shipment, pricing and invoice discrepancies.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors and others to determine source of issue and take corrective action.
  • Supports accounting regarding invoice payments or questions as needed.
  • Maintains procurement such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories.
  • Develops metrics for managing delivery need dates.  Works with program management and manufacturing departments and provide weekly updates.
  • Investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations.  
  • Analyzes bid quotations for responsiveness to RFQs, evaluating factors such as price, delivery, financial status, technical capability, quality control and geographical location of shipping point.
  • Develops competitive sources of supply in accordance with best practices, company policies, procedures and government regulations. Make comparative analysis of price and delivery conditions, availability and quality of material and new sources of supply.  Ensure selected vendors comply with purchasing standards, schedules and other requirements.


The Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree from college or university in a supply chain discipline or analytical discipline; or AS in related discipline with minimum two years’ experience.  Knowledge of buying and sourcing techniques, local, regional and national major vendors a plus.


Must have the ability and motivation to learn quickly, ability to multi-task, take initiative to get the job done right and prioritize workload; have a positive, customer-focused outlook and have a strong learning orientation. Must also have solid people and communication skills as well as organizational and analytical skills.


Have knowledge of domestic and international standard procurement practices and procedures and experience in export/import regulations, ITAR and knowledge of current incoterms.


Some travel may be necessary.


What we Offer:

Our total rewards package goes above and beyond just a paycheck. Whether you’re looking to build your career, improve your health, or protect your wealth, we offer generous benefits to help you achieve your goals.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: St Louis