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Salary Grade:  10

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D) is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications.  EBA&D products & capabilities set the U.S. standard and

EBA&D seeks a purchasing professional for the position of BUYER, reporting to the Purchasing & Logistics of our Graham, KY location.


  • Responsible for procurement of raw materials, machined components, contract manufacturing & services in support of EBA&D Graham, KY Operations team.
  • Experience working with Aerospace and Defense procurement products and processes.  Coordinates procurement activities with Production, Quality, Engineering and other personnel for maximum operational effectiveness.
  • Functions include ERP/MRP system planning, supplier selection & development, negotiation with suppliers, scheduling, supplier contract management, conflict resolution and maintaining cost-effective inventory  control for all materials.
  • Ensures that all regulatory requirements with respect to purchasing, storage, and transportation of materials are adhered to.
  • Develops procurement justification packages and procurement cost analysis in accordance with the requirements of FAR/DFAR.
  • Leads or participates in continuous improvement activities.  Provide input in the Supplier Development process by evaluating suppliers’ performance and communicating with suppliers to facilitate improvements in cost, quality and delivery.

Job Requirements 

  1. A bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years of relevant experience or a related two year post high school diploma/certificate, and a minimum  of six years of relevant experience.
  2. Must possess core competence in purchasing and materials control services, MRP/ERP systems
  3. Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal communication.
  4. Strong background in Lean Manufacturing concepts desirable.
  5. Proficient PC skills in a Window environment.
  6. Ability to work independently.
  7. Master’s degree, CPSM and/or CPCM certification a plus.

How To Apply

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Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an EO employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.

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