The AM Agency


SUMMARY: The Buyer is responsible for purchasing materials, supplies or equipment for the company.


  • Review purchase requisitions for clarity, compliance, detail, completeness, and obtain additional information considered necessary.  Develop sourcing lists for various commodities to support the development of requests for information (RFIs), quotations (RFQs), proposals (RFPs) and invitations to bid
  • Prepare Requests for Quotes and Proposals, comparisons, recommendations, and justifications
  • Review proposals, negotiate price, payment, and delivery terms, select or recommend suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, and verifies delivery
  • Confer with suppliers and analyze suppliers’ operations to determine factors that affect prices and determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules specific to an identified geographic location
  • Compile and analyze statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives
  • Prepare cost/price analysis documentation in accordance with Procurement Policies and Procedures
  • Generate Purchase Orders in final form for approval and signature
  • Maintain supplier files and purchase order records in accordance with established policies, procedures, and audit guidelines to ensure compliance through the procurement cycle
  • Actively manage the procurement process from order placement, receipt of products, and subsequent payment of invoices
  • Work with the Receiving Department to resolve outstanding Overages, Shortages, & Damage Reports
  • Works with Quality to document supplier performance
  • Negotiation skills to work with suppliers and make better deals for the company
  • Maintains updated supplier files
  • Additional job duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Experience in aerospace industry and knowledge of FAR and DFAR preferred
  • Preference given to candidates with demonstrated record of work at a start-up
  • Costpoint experience a plus


  • Highly organized and detail oriented; able to juggle, prioritize, and keep track of multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, and make and communicate the rationale behind key decisions in a constantly evolving fast-pace work environment
  • Strong project and time management skills with a high level of intuition and judgment
  • Must have a “can do” attitude – no job is too big or small, problem solver
  • Ability to take on ownership of projects ad hoc and drive them from beginning to end
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive; creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements
  • Self-assured and energetic self-starter; proactive about learning and motivated to take on additional responsibilities over time
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team and represent the company with integrity
  • Professional, confident, driven and dynamic
  • Passionate about creating an inclusive workplace where people from different backgrounds can succeed

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork – Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment
Job Category: Inventory Purchasing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Houston TX

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