Airbus Defense and Space
  • 21-Oct-2022 to 16-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. - Military Aircraft
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Market Competitive
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Basic & Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance, Short and Long-term Disability insurance, Voluntary Accident insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness insurance, Identity Theft & Fraud Resolution insurance, Legal Plan insurance, 401(k), Travel Assistance, International SOS insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Tuition Assistance, Bonus(es). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2022 plan year and are subject to change without notice.

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international - with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

Responsible for sourcing Spare Parts, Services, or other requirements of external and internal customers (ADSMA's Component Shop, MRO, Warehouse and Facilities). All ADSMA purchases will flow through procurement and will be the responsibility of the buyer to obtain the best price and lead time to satisfy the requirement.

Responsible for issuing Purchase Orders (PO), follow-up and closure of Purchase Orders, along with other responsibilities as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing of goods, materials, components, or services that are aligned with the supply chain strategies in place
  • Lead commercial discussions and negotiations with supply chain partners to obtain best conditions possible (cost, time and quality)
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders, driving compliance to Airbus purchasing policies and procedures and legal requirements
  • Benchmark and report on departmental savings and wastes, working closely with the H.O. Procurement to outline annual savings targets and implement related strategies.
  • Recurrently evaluate suppliers and lead performance and commercial related discussions with relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to supply chain robustness by building, managing, and recovering supplier relationships
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials through order follow up and supply chain benchmarking activities
  • Research and evaluate supply chain Risks and Opportunities utilizing LEAN strategies to maximize value of goods and services
  • Prepare and deliver briefs, updates and reports to internal and external stakeholders, multi-functional teams, etc.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with vendors and customers.
  • Attend and support internal meetings.
  • Support logistics (warehouse, customs regulation) as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned/required.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Minimum 4 years of experience in procurement, supply chain, logistics, or a similar field.
  • Experience in Third Party Repair, Tooling, and Calibration is a plus, but not required.
  • Experience in Aerospace is a plus, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of standard shipping and receiving practices.
  • Knowledge of online shipment tracking.
  • Ability to read and understand Customs and ITAR regulations a plus.
  • Experience with reading engineering drawing.
  • Basic negotiation skills.
  • Basic knowledge about procurement contracts.
  • Basic financial skills.
  • Proven success as a participant in an effective team.
  • Customer focused and analytical.
  • Demonstrated skill as a problem-solver.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Experience in MS Office Suite. (MSWord, Excel, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of computer search engines.
  • Experience in an ERP system is a plus (for example SAP, Pentagon 2000).

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

  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken.
  • Must be able to communicate in English and Spanish "Highly Preferred"

Travel Required:

  • 0% travel


  • Authorized to Work in the US

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Ability to work with & without supervision of his/her manager.
  • Ability to work in an international environment, i.e. overseas Suppliers.

Nature of Contacts:

Involved Communication on a regular basis with internal and external parties.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting, standing, walking, bending. Jobholder will work in an office environment without involvement in the physical movement of parts.

Equal Opportunity: Airbus Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus Group is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus Group provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus Group does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus Group does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus Group is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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