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Astronics Buyer II (ATSO) in Orlando, Florida

Buyer II (ATSO)

Astronics Subsidiary Astronics Test Systems

Location Orlando, Florida


Why Astronics Test Systems:

Joining Astronics Test Systems offers an unparalleled opportunity to be part of a pioneering organization at the forefront of automated test technology for aerospace, defense, and other high-reliability industries. As a team member, you will have the chance to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, collaborating on innovative solutions that make a significant impact on the safety and performance of critical electronic systems worldwide. At Astronics Test Systems, we foster a culture of continuous learning, growth, and development, empowering our employees to stretch their capabilities and reach new heights in their careers. We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive work environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and open communication, enabling you to make meaningful contributions and be recognized for your achievements.

General Summary:

Astronics Test Systems is seeking a skilled and motivated Buyer to join our Supply Chain Team. The Buyer will play a key role in procuring technical components, materials, and services required for the design and manufacturing of our test equipment. The successful candidate will be responsible for working cross-functionally to source, negotiate, and manage supplier relationships to ensure on-time delivery, cost-effectiveness, and adherence to quality standards.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, production, and project management, to understand technical requirements and define procurement strategies for the business.

  2. Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, ensuring effective communication and timely resolution of any issues or concerns.

  3. Resolves conflicts related to inventory, quality, delivery, and invoicing.

  4. Maintains adequate documentation to support government/customer contractual requirements, including but not limited to various reports and audit documentation.

  5. Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and regulations related to procurement activities.

  6. Analyze and understand requirements for complex electro-mechanical and Electro-Optics subassemblies.

  7. Sources and qualifies new suppliers and assists existing suppliers to improve in areas of cost and quality through continuous improvement plans and techniques.

  8. Support the business in achieving its strategic objectives and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.

  9. Participate in supplier quality surveys and supplier performance rating reporting.

Job Specifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Basic Qualifications (must have):

  1. Proven experience as a buyer or similar procurement role, preferably in manufacturing

  2. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

  3. Experience in using procurement ERP software (Intuitive a bonus)

  4. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with internal teams and external suppliers.

  5. Intermediate or better Microsoft Office skills.

  6. This person must be a US person.


  1. Master’s Degree in Supply Chain or related field and 1-2 years of experience

  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related field and 3-5 years of experience

  3. 5-7 years of experience

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.

The noise level in the environment is quiet.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and or arms to pull handles and push buttons and reach objects. Requirements may also include climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

*The physical demands and work environment 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.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Notice of Affirmative Action Plan for Individuals with Disabilities and for Veterans of the Vietnam Era

It is policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified personnel at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities and veterans of the Vietnam Era.

The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Program is to place qualified individuals with disabilities and Vietnam Era veterans in all job classifications. This Affirmative Action Program is available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company's EEO Coordinator, in the Human Resources office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

If you need an accommodation to apply, please contact Pam Jacobs at (407) 381-6062 for assistance.

This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation.

We promote a drug free environment and conduct pre-employment testing.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Position Requirements

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

About the Organization Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

We offer our breadth of technology solutions and services through 11 subsidiary business units and numerous award-winning product brands. Serving our customers is our first priority, and every day we honor this mission with quality, partnership, and energetic global vision.

EOE Statement Astronics is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

This position is currently accepting applications.