Sr. Buyer in Del Rio, TX at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    121 Industrial Boulevard
    Del Rio, TX
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

About Arconic
Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value.
About  Howmet Acuna/Del Rio, a division of Arconic Engines
Is a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets and a leading supplier of forgings for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, and other industrial markets and for growth demand is searching for:
Job Description
Arconic is looking for a strong Procurement Sr. Buyer at our Acuna/Del Rio Tx Howmet location, to help execute on relevant Procurement strategies, measures and activities in close cooperation with Business Unit Procurement Plant Lead and Business Unit Procurement Engineers for both sides on the border.
 The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external spend of the respective Business Unit plant, the lowest sourcing risks, best supplier performances and ensuring highest efficiency and effectiveness of the BU Plant Procurement team.
 He/she ensures the optimal collaboration of BU Plant Procurement with BU Procurement Engineering as well as with Global Category Management and Regional Procurement to achieve best procurement results.
Major activities / Key challenges:
  • Reports to Business Unit Procurement Plant Lead.
  • Supports all relevant Plant Procurement Operations functions.
  • Works in close conjunction and alignment with Business Unit Procurement Engineers.
  • Executes on savings initiatives and initiates counter measures if necessary.
  • Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management).
  • Communicates Supplier issues to Business Unit Procurement Operations Director and Category Management
  • Participates in supplier meetings jointly with Category Lead, Business Unit Procurement Engineer and/or Country Lead if relevant for the Plant.
  • Coordinates and oversees service and support of central transactions organization for plant location.
  • Ability to Manage service & procurement contractual agreements.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or Minimum of 3 years' work experience related to procurement, category management, or supply chain management.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States and/or Mexico. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status or Mexico national per license agreement with the location. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Because of dealing with suppliers of 2 countries US & México, the candidate must be fully bilngual English-Spanish and need to have fully functional capability in both side of the border.
  • Manufacturing or plant procurement experience.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience with Oracle/ SAP/ other MRP systems.
  • Professional Certifications (CPM, APICS, P.E.).
  • Strong Collaboration Skills.
  • Innovative and analytical thinker.


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