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Level 3 Communications, LLC.

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Level 3 Communications, LLC. - Londonderry, NH

L3 Warrior Sensor Systems is a global leader in the development and production of advanced night vision and electro-optical technology and systems for the U.S. military, federal agencies, public safety and sporting communities, and international markets. As part of L3 Technologies, Inc., and its Sensor Systems business Segment, Warrior Sensor Systems is made up of leading and complementary military and commercial divisions: Insight Technology, Electron Tube Operations (ETO) and EOTech.This position is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, buying and managing a wide range of purchase requisitions in support of production, engineering, business development and other internal organizations in a compliant manner aligned with internal policies and procedures. Responsibilities:Tactical:Purchase and delivery of materials, parts, and supplies to support plant operations, maintenance, engineering, business development, and general plant servicesIssue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements for electronic, mechanical, optical and electro-mechanical components.Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers; Monitor MRP action and exception messages daily, place orders, and align supply and demand daily. Track material status to production need date. Follow through on action items to align schedule and provide clear and open communication with planners and materials managers.Able to evaluate bid responses, negotiate price, delivery schedules, and place purchase orders in accordance with division policies, procedures and government regulations. Able to perform cost/price analysis and determine total cost of Ownership (TCO).Act as liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.Monitor supplier performance and take corrective action as necessary.Support bids and proposals and NPI processes by target pricing initiativesSubmits change orders to suppliers as neededVerifies and approves payment of invoices for orders received as required with accounts payable driving resolution of issues.Attain year over year overall cost reductions.Manage supplier communications, including sourcing event invitations, issue resolution, pricing terms negotiations, and contractingAssess change needs, impacts, and stakeholder management activities and support change management integration activities Cross-functionalWork with Planners to maintain inventory levels consistent with production requirements and targeted inventory goals.Communicate regularly with leadership regarding current issues.Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts and projectsProject Management:Analyze material requirements for new processes from project schedules, descriptions, and engineering requirements. Create/validate assumptions when data is preliminary. Present results and recommendations to management and project teams.Strategic:Determine requirements for contract creation, create contract, and leverage purchase order terms. Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities.Develop, implement and achieve cost saving initiatives and continuous improvement goals/projectsUnderstand and develop a total cost of ownership for parts and review and evaluate best possible cost on manufactured parts from outside sourcesMaintain supplier relationship to attain service targets, and ensure flexibility and on time deliveryConfer with suppliers and analyze supplier's operations to determine factors that affect service, quality, cost, and meeting schedule requirements. Understand suppliers technology roadmap and how it aligns with our product needsPlan sourcing selection process and lead the program team through supplier evaluation and election, adhering to fair and equitable procurement practices with direct line to corporate strategiesCompiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.Studies market trends and interviews suppliers. Make recommendations to management of suppliers to be placed on the approved vendor list. Develop category strategies with knowledge of product market trends.Be responsible for product market knowledge for various categoriesConduct Supply risk mitigation analysis and develop contingency plansPerform data analytics,Participates in establishing objectives. Plans, schedules, and arranges own activities to accomplish objectives. Support overall objectives and long range goals of the organization.ComplianceMaintain compliance with procurement goals and key performance Indicators (KPI's)Always perform Procurement activities with the highest ethical standards consistent with company policies and requirements.Ensures small business program is utilized and guidelines followedEnsure complete flow-down of customer contractual requirements Develop and monitor supplier performance to metrics establishedMaintain compliance to procurement policy & proceduresQualificationsEducation and Experience:  BA or BS in Materials Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field, preferred. CPM or APICS certification preferredA minimum 5-7 years relevant procurement experience, including some experience in custom optical components.  Strong working knowledge of procurement, planning and scheduling fundamentals.Must have good working knowledge of MRPII system. ERP experience in Materials/Procurement modulesAbove average knowledge of Microsoft Office software.Experience purchasing electronic, mechanical, optical and electro-mechanical components.Experience with developing RFQ/RFP, negotiations, contracts, preparing financial analysis, material acquisition, expediting and coordination of shipping arrangements.Experience with managing multiple commodity areas and tasks effectively in a fast paced work environment.Knowledge of ITAR restrictions, and FAR/DFAR requirements a plusMust possess high ethical standardsAbility to perform in a high pressure environmentMotivated and disciplined with a strong desire to succeed, learn, and drive positive changeExcellent oral and written communications, math skills, ability to multi taskDemonstrated background of initiative, achievements, and professionalism.Proficient with time managementAble to work independently Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity. 

7 days 23 hours ago

Level 3 Communications, LLC.


Sr. Buyer Level 3 Communications, LLC. - Londonderry, NH, United States


Location: Londonderry, NH

Company Profile:
Level 3 Communications® is an international communications company, headquartered in Broomfield, CO. We are one of only six Tier 1 Internet providers in the world. Ranked as one of the most connected Internet Service Providers (ISPs), our expanding assets have solidified our position as one of the largest IP transit networks in North America and Europe. Level 3 is committed to one vision: To be the trusted connection to the networked worldSM.