Lead Commodity Buyer

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21220

Company: STENAHCM20

About Us:

ST Engineering MRAS is a world-leading manufacturer of complex aerostructures including nacelle systems and specialized structural components of the airframe. It supplies and supports these products for engine makers, airplane manufacturers and aircraft operators. Located on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MRAS has a 1.4-million sq. ft. facility situated on 180 acres – where the company and its predecessors have designed, built, and equipped civil and military aircraft for over 95 years. In addition to MRAS' design, development and manufacturing capabilities, the company provides technical support, spares, and other services for its products. 



Role Summary

ST Engineering MRAS is looking for an experienced Lead Commodity Buyer on the Actuation & Accessories purchasing team to manage dedicated suppliers to achieve the best contractual conditions, pricing, quality, terms & delivery, while also ensuring internal customer satisfaction. In this role you will manage the entire supplier relationship, from RFP through contract award and fulfillment execution.


Essential Responsibilities


  • Manage the entire life cycle of the supplier relationship which include the following; bidder list development, RFQ, bid analysis, down select, negotiations, Deal Review preparation & presentation, Contract award, bid process documentation, PO release and Fulfillment.
  • Manage supplier OTD & Quality metrics
  • Status delivery & commitments
  • Drive MRB documentation between the supplier and internal parties
  • Drive supplier recovery planning & execution as necessary
  • Define, present & administer supplier strategy to ensure best overall value is obtained, including consistent delivery to schedule & quality requirements
  • Manage and lead claim negotiations and special projects as required
  • Monitor engineering change activity & lead detail overlap process with supplier(s)
  • Communicate and coordinate activities as required with cross-functional groups including; Planning, Engineering, Quality, Programs, Finance, Legal & Manufacturing
  • Assist in the continuous development of the Procurement function towards best practices
  • Advise functional managers regarding approaches, processes and procedures within supply base
  • Assist in onboarding of new employees including training and mentorship


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Supply Chain, Engineering, or Business with minimum of 5 years of strategic sourcing experience including RFP’s, supplier selection, contract negotiations & management, etc.  In lieu of a Bachelor's degree the candidate must posses a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 10 years of experience in Supply Chain, Engineering, or Business.
  • Understanding of general procurement and subcontract execution, manufacturing and purchasing workflows



Desired Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering and/or technical discipline
  • Experienced in procuring source controlled hardware; valves, tubing, ducting, wiring harnesses, etc.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Critical self-thinker and strong problem-solving skills & ability to operate independently
  • Willingness to travel
  • Direct experience interfacing with executive leadership
  • Strong Excel skills and other Microsoft Office tools
  • Familiar with ERP systems (SAP desired) and SRM’s preferred
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Aerospace industry experience




ST Engineering MRAS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value.


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore