Purchasing Officer - Aviation Components & Mro


Melbourne, VIC

Posted 8/2/2020

The Company:

RUAG is a Swiss Multi-National Company, which develops and markets civil and military technology for use in space, air and on land. With its five divisions and locations in 16 countries, RUAG has a strong international market presence. RUAG Australia, is a dynamic and progressive business specialising in the manufacture, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft components and systems. They provide product and service solutions to the Australian Defence Force and to national and international partner companies in the aerospace and defence industries.

Position Overview:

The position is responsible for company-wide purchasing / procurement, raising purchase requests / purchase orders on approved vendors, while adhering to the company’s financial regulations. This position is responsible for ensuring stock levels remain within documented guidelines (min/max levels), integrity of the data supplied during the procurement process and following up vendors that have not fulfilled their obligations. This position is based at the Bayswater facility (Head Office) and reports to the Procurement & Inventory Manager.

Key Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor and act on daily reports from ERP
  • Raise purchase orders and purchase requests for goods and services from approved vendors
  • Liaise with vendors on requests for quotations (RFQ’s) for supply of goods/services
  • Liaise with vendors on purchased goods / services delivery schedules
  • Manage forecast of required production materials
  • Ensure the accuracy of data recorded in Quantum for goods / services and expected delivery dates
  • Expedite priority buys
  • Process data entry within agreed time frames
  • Determine and maintain min/max at agreed levels
  • Assist in Identifying and managing end of life stock replenishment
  • Work with Inventory Planner to analyse demand for relevant parts and maintain level of agreed inventory per business line
  • Assist in populating Material Master data
Key Selection Criteria:
  • You MUST be an Australian Citizen to be considered for this position
  • You MUST have the capacity to satisfy defence security screening processes and requirements
  • Ideally, possess formal Qualifications in Manufacturing or Supply Chain Management
  • Demonstrated experience in a purchasing role within a global supply chain e.g. aviation, defence, automotive
  • Ideally have previous access to MILIS and transactional experience 
  • Have proven Intermediate Microsoft Word and Excel experience
  • Previous experience in a defence purchasing role, manufacturing purchasing role, or equivalent industry is required
  • Proven local and international vendor management experience
  • Strong customer service capability and personality
  • Possess strong Negotiation skills with respect to purchasing/pricing contract arrangements
  • Possess well developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals
  • Ability to plan with attention to detail, organisational/time management and follow through
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a changing environment
  • Demonstrated drive, passion, positivity and commitment to achieve results
  • Continuous improvement mindset
On offer to attract interest from strong candidates, is a genuine opportunity to work for a fantastic employer and build a long-term career with a succession plan and scope for personal and professional growth. For the right candidate, a competitive salary package will be offered, which will be in line with your level of fit against the key selection criteria. 

For more information and a confidential discussion, please feel free to contact Kirk on 0423 548 780.

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