Procurement Manager AAR Corp. – Clearwater, FL

Procurement Manager
AAR Corp. – Clearwater, FL

Will ensure that AAR is receiving goods in a timely manner at the best overall price and continues to develop and build strong relationships with the company’s vendors.

Review requisitions, purchase orders, and vouchers for accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures for any inbound part.
Develop strong relationship with all vendors and ensure that AAR is getting the best possible services, value, and prices on quotes against goods.
Bring new vendor line knowledge.
Identify and make improvements in overall inventory processes.
Effectively manage production materials to meet production goals, minimize shortages and maximize inventory turns. Maintain a high level of inventory accuracy and data integrity.
Confer with management in determining needs and delivery schedules.
Have intimate knowledge of competitive bidding to determine best qualified low cost based on quality, lead time, pricing, etc.


Participation in Kaizen, lean manufacturing events to improve manufacturing process to reduce cost
Expedite purchase orders.
Strong negotiation skills on long term agreements.
Advanced knowledge of how to research and procure hard to find parts.
High energy level with the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a proficient manner.
Capable of deciphering part prints and drawings.
Ability to determine sourcing for any outside processing
Coach other Buyers.
Develop and maintain a forecast model for high dollar, high demand items based on expected work-scope and scrap rates.
Produce accurate monthly optimized forecasts, which combines the statistical forecast model and the logical forecast model into an overall forecast.
Liaison with other departments to ensure that forecast and replenishment plans are accurate and are being utilized by other departments.
Ensure flow-down to suppliers of requirements from customer contracts
Promote a team environment with a positive attitude.
All other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or a minimum of eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficiency with computer based
applications, Microsoft Office and Oracle System highly desired.

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