Sr. Buyer - Machined Parts/Raw Material Buyer

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Come be a part of the 21st Century Space Race. At Firefly, we are focused on the leading edge of space systems progression. Our company is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team.


Come help us support the Supply Chain that builds Rockets! We are looking for high energy individual with exceptional attention to detail. The Buyer III position provides critical support for operations, maintenance and other missions need our launch site. This position is critical to the growth of our company. 


  • Manage day to day purchasing duties for top spend suppliers.
  • Purchase and manager long lead items including raw material.
  • Manage material in various states of release in and R & D environment.
  • Drive cost saving efforts for the suppliers/commodity you manage?
  • Supplier Management and schedule adherence.
  • Support supplier scorecard program and QBR.
  • Drive Supply Chain initiatives.
  • Follow Corporate Procurement Practices and Procedures when making decisions concerning negotiating, sourcing, and contracting for all goods and services purchased.
  • Compare quotes and align with departmental processes with the intent of achieving the best cost possible for Firefly.
  • Review requisitions prior to PO to ensure that they are entered into the system correctly.
  • Execute and manage supplier purchase orders to achieve the production build plans and service levels
  • Manage purchasing requirements for product changes and new product introductions
  • Proficiency to analyze quotes to determine the overall best offer for a product/service; including supplier past performance, capability, capacity, and financial stability.
  • Ensure clear communication of expectations and priorities with suppliers
  • Ensure suppliers adhere to Firefly Quality and compliance standards including supplier selection and part documentation.
  • Maintain supplier and part attributes in the ERP system.
  • Manage supplier returns and resolve inbound quality issues in a timely manner with internal stakeholders and the supplier
  • Resolve receiving and invoicing discrepancies in a timely manner to ensure inventory accuracy and supplier payment within agreed terms
  • Manage purchased parts inventory; including disposition of slow moving, rev control/compliance, or obsolescence.
  • Resolve supplier non-conforming issues.
  • Support the creation and implementation of �best practices�.
  • Review business aspects of requisition and provide advice as subject matter expert.
  • Support creation and release of new parts in the system.
  • Support Firefly (QMS) Quality Management System objectives and standards.
  • Assist requisitioners in selecting suppliers that align and comply with Firefly ASL/AVL.  (Approved Supplier/Vendor list)



  • 7 � 10 yrs. Plus experience buying at a Senior level.
  • 7 � 10 yrs. Experience buying machined parts, raw materials
  • MS Office (including Excel, Word & Outlook)
  • Software operation and data entry skills.
  • Demonstrate strong sense of urgency and prioritization of internal issues.
  • Proven experience working cross functionally and shown ability to influence and communicate across all levels.
  • Strong ability to handle and effectively prioritize multiple competing priorities and requests.
  • Possess a valid �Real ID� driver�s license, and clean driving record.
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks.
  • Physical stamina to perform regular duties, including:
    • Lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds
    • Stand for long periods of time
    • Crouch, bend, and reach


  • Odoo ERP/MRP knowledge.
  • ITAR experience.
  • Aerospace Industry as an OEM, Supplier, Contractor, Sub-contractor.
  • Experience in an Engineering development, Proto-typing and test environment a plus.
  • Experience in AS9100 environment a plus.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


United States, Cedar park, TX

Posted 3 months ago

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