Associate Buyer - West Plains

at Leonardo DRS, Inc. in West Plains, Missouri, United States

Job Description

Job ID: 104366

The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers.

Job Summary

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc. is seeking a Full Time Associate Buyer in West Plains, MO. The ideal candidate will generate/execute CPSR-complaint purchase orders based on approval requisitions, request for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of supplies, equipment, services and materials.

Job Responsibilities

+ Generate/execute CPSR-compliant purchase orders based on approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of supplies, equipment, services and materials

+ Perform a variety of general tactical duties as required to support purchasing activities

+ Under direct supervision, may assist in negotiations and apply limited knowledge of commercial contract law and guidelines, practices and requirements to assess, plan and negotiate best terms and conditions and to minimize risk.

+ Maintain professional relationships with suppliers. May resolve issues (e.g. pricing, quality, timing, claims, contract disputes, etc.) associated with terms and conditions of service agreements

+ Understand demand/spend profile for commodity areas, and provide this information as necessary

+ Track and report cost savings or avoidances

+ Maintain current accurate records and files of all vendor agreements and related procurement records

+ May assist in sourcing initiatives

+ Communicate supplier performance

+ Serve as the primary contact between DRS personnel and assigned suppliers

+ Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company


+ Associate’s degree or equivalent experience and 0+ years of experience in Purchasing

+ Ability to understand and adhere to all laws pertaining to procurement, contracts, breach by contract, etc.

+ Basic negotiating skills

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC214031160

Posted On: May 20, 2022

Updated On: Jun 25, 2022