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Strategic Buyer

Grand Prairie, Texas Contract Job ID: 1810089857
Estimated Duration: 12 months


PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Strategic Buyer, in Grand Prairie, TX.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assess the market (competitors, prices & technologies) for parts and equipment: 25%

  • Conduct price and value analysis
  • Lead and/or participate in multi-functional teams for value creation (savings, sourcing, policies, etc.)
  • Support commodity sourcing policy definition
  • Decides on accepting new suppliers, including building up and supporting suppliers and developing and adapting procedures for assessing suppliers. 
  • Local sourcing

Prepare and negotiate supplier contracts: 35%

  • Negotiates terms and conditions of delivery (quantities, prices, deadlines, logistics) with domestic and foreign suppliers on the basic of defined objectives.
  • Concludes individual contracts and master contracts, also under foreign law, within a defined financial budget. 
  • Prepare Request for Information/Request for Proposal

Monitor and evaluate supplier performance: 15%

  • Manage, monitor and update supplier contracts and amendments
  • Consolidate and report results, issues, concerns to management on a regular basis
  • Communicate with stakeholders in the case of a major failure of the supplier
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal customer to ensure understanding of their needs by involving them on the development of a strategic vision for suppliers.

Data Management : 10%

  • Work with Data Management team to ensure procurement data is accurate in the ERP (SAP) system
  • Accountable for all Procurement Data in the ERP (Prices, Lead Time, MoQ, Supplier Payment Term,...)

Monitor the supply chain process:  15%

  • Leads MFT (Multi-Functional Teams) in dealing with Import/Export requirements (ITAR) ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Ensure that materials are processed in a timely manner through the supply chain system.
  • Handle international business transfers (e.g. Europe US)

 Additional Responsibilities:

  • Integration of Airbus Helicopters Canada and Airbus Helicopter Mexico (One Roof)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Required Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience.


  • Required: Minimum of four (4) years directly related experience within a Procurement/Program/Strategy/Contract/ Sales/Supplier management environment;  working knowledge of SAP (MM module preferred)
  • Preferred : Aerospace experience


  • Preferred-APICS certification and Lean Six Sigma a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Required: Knowledge of RFI/RFP process; compliance requirements; knowledge of generic supply chain operational procedures and procured products/services risk management
  • Must have strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to establish contracts and conduct business case calculations
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Aircraft part

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in written form, and speak and hear clearly during telephone conversations with internal and external customers.
  • French/German language skills a plus

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • SAP
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please click here or call 1-800-270-4737 to contact us. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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PDS Tech, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay. Please see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision for more information.

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