SKILLS AND ABILITIES• Experience and complete understanding of a MRP / ERP system (preferably JD Edwards) required• Preference will be given to those with experience purchasing complex aerospace parts (machine/composite/sheet metal parts preferred) required.• Knowledge and understanding of contractual law for external supply and development agreements required• Knowledge and understanding of leading purchasing practices required• Strong negotiation skills required• Experience with supplier development • Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, processes and procedures.• Advance skills in and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite to include (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)• Candidate has management aspirations and potential. Ideally could take the lead if/when the Purchasing Manager is absent.• Procurement experience associated with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), AS9100, Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) and Government procurement regulations preferred• Demonstrated aptitude for process improvement and use of Lean and Six-Sigma resources and tools.• Ability to read, analyze and interpret MRP reports, purchase requisitions, RFQ’s, and supplier contracts.• Ability to understand engineering processes and interpret engineering drawings.• The successful candidate must be aggressive but yet professional on behalf of the company and comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment• Ability to generate quantitative improvements in supplier delivery, quality, and costs is very desirable• Ability to work in a global environment and build trust with variety of cultures• Self-motivated, persistent, hands-on, result oriented, well organized with ability to handle multiple projects within expected time frame• Must be proactive and have a sense of urgency to meet the demands of all customers and have the ability to think ahead of potential problems• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists• Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, and organization skills are required• The ability to understand and follow instructions and the ability to concentrate is required • Excellent written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills.• The ability to get along with others or to be part of a team.• Access to Export Control Information.• Regular attendance at the worksite required.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE• Bachelor’s Degree from four-year College or University required, Master’s Degree preferred with 6-9 years of work-related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.• Preferences will be given to: 1) Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, Industrial Technology/Management, Finance and Accounting Degrees. 2) Specific military or commercial Aerospace or OEM airframer procurement experience.• This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.This document does not create an employment contracts, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Purchasing and supply management profession certifications such as: Institute of Supply Management's CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager), CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management), The Certified in Supply Management (CSM) preferred.WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.• Work performed in an office and factory settings. • Exposure to shop environment such as noise, dust, odors and fumes. • Occasionally required to lift up to 20 lbs. • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about facilities.A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.MD Helicopters, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.