Triumph Group

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Supply Chain Buyer

Supply Chain Buyer

Requisition Number 
US-CT-West Hartford
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Position Type 
Full time
Experience (Years) 
Posted Date 
Purchasing/Supply Chain - All
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Triumph Engine Control Systems is a leading independent aerospace fuel system supplier for the commercial, military, helicopter and business jet markets. Based in West Hartford, CT. Triumph employs approximately 500 employees. The Company’s key products and services include electronic engine controls, fuel metering units and main fuel pumps for both the OE and aftermarket / spares end markets.


Coordinates the procurement and distribution of aerospace materials, parts, equipment, and supplies for the organization by performing the following duties.


  • Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery.
  • Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and date commodity is needed.
  • Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity.
  • Understands the different levels of complexity in various quote packages and can evaluate proposal responses accordingly.
  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.
  • Evaluates the most appropriate supplier to be used for various purchased items and advises team members and/or management on the appropriate supplier to be used.
  • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs. Cost control and reduction is a key metric of this role.
  • Implements purchase contracts (ie Purchase orders, etc) that comply with company and government regulations.
  • Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company. Drives On Time delivery above 95% overall from all key suppliers.
  • Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records and compliance with all department procedures and goals.


- Bachelor's degree in Business Management or equivalent.
- At least 5 years of experience in procurement or related field in a manufacturing environment, aerospace a plus
- 5 years’ experience working with casting and machining commodities. Additional experience with circuit card assembly and electronic components a plus.
- Experience with DFAR compliance is a plus
- Ability to function well in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
- Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
- Knowledge of MRP software, in particular JD Edwards a plus
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as material specifications, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, as well as the ability to read and interpret blueprints is highly desirable but not required.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and the ability to speak effectively before groups of internal customers or employees of the organization.
- Computer skills with inventory software; Order processing systems;
- Negotiations and or contracts experience a plus