AAR CORP WASS Senior Buyer (Evenings/Weekends) in MELBOURNE, Florida

Title: WASS Senior Buyer (Evenings/Weekends)

Location: United States-Florida-Melbourne

Job Number: 8854


Ensure that AAR is receiving the best overall price and continues to build strong relationships with the company vendors.


  • Review requisitions, purchase orders and vouchers for accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures.

  • Confer with management in determining needs and delivery schedules.

  • Obtain oral and/or written quotations from vendors.

  • Analyze specifications and determine the best source for procurement of commodities.

  • Expedite purchase orders.

  • Develop a strong relationship with all vendors and ensure that AAR is getting the best possible price.

  • Get quotes on goods, services and parts to determine if AAR is receiving the best possible price.

  • Solicit bids, analyze those quotes and recommend to Management who is the best overall vendor, looking at price, reputations, etc.

  • May coach other Buyers.

  • Travel is required.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

  • Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared

  • Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal with tight deadlines and pressure

  • Negotiating skills: must have confidence and the ability to be persuasive and assertive

  • Creativity: makes constructive suggestions and creates novel solutions to problems; evaluates new technology as potential solutions to existing problems



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.

  • The expected work schedule is Saturday through Wednesday from 12:00 am to 8:30 am ; however, the schedule/hours may vary based on the needs of the business. Qualified candidates must be able to work these hours.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum five years of experience, of which six must be specialized in conducting procurement for items similar to those provided under this PWS supporting an aviation/ aerospace program.

  • Must possess and/or obtain an MRPT or a Secret Security Clearance, as required for the position, prior to hire.

  • Senior Buyer shall be versed in determining the method of procurement, prepare purchase orders or bid requests, review bid proposals and negotiate orders within budget.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran