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Supplier Management Solutions, LLC Aerospace Senior Specialist, Procurement in Orlando, Florida

For over 15 years, SMS has remained the industry leader with a “boots on the ground” approach to drive systematic changes that improve quality while sustaining on-time delivery performance. Working as an extension of its customers, SMS’ unique, Fully Integrated Service Solution offers Supplier Management, Supplier Development, and Quality Management Services throughout the Commercial & Defense Aerospace Industries. Currently, SMS is providing support to the largest Primes, Tier-1s, and Tier 2s while expanding its service portfolio to include quality management services since the acquisition by TRIGO GROUP, INC. in January 2019.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Follows company policies and procedures in procurement and represents the company in dealing with outside vendors.

  • Analyzes requisitions for accuracy before placing purchase orders.

  • Weighs factors including quality, price, delivery, and reliability prior to placing order.

  • Responds to requests from Estimating Department to provide current supplier price and lead time quotations.

  • Negotiates pricing to achieve “fair and reasonable pricing” and confirms scheduled deliveries.

  • Completes each procurement package and ensures all Procurement forms are complete and accurate to comply with all policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Maintains a professional working relationship with suppliers to ensure their continued support to provide quality products/services in a timely manner.

  • Accepts the primary role of resolving all supplier issues with respect to rejections of delivered product and vendor concerns/complaints.

  • Meets with new vendors to learn about new products processes and sources of supply. Maintains alternate sources of supply.

  • Informs necessary personnel of items in short supply, problems and purchases varying from the standard company policies.

  • Acts as a liaison on rejections and vendor complaints.

  • Visits vendors as required.

  • Works closely with the Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance and Operations departments to ensure suppliers build and deliver complex parts to drawing requirements.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent education and experience, and six years purchasing experience in a high-technology manufacturing environment.

  • Must have strong working knowledge of MRP in a manufacturing environment and the ability to modulate with a dynamic workload from heavy multi-tasking during peak workloads - to very focused, detail-oriented work during critical projects.

  • Must be able to coordinate and manage special projects, as required while adhering to all company policies, procedures, and ethics codes to ensure that they are communicated and implemented within each project.

  • Needs to be able to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing and possess a thorough knowledge of purchasing, manufacturing, and inventory operations.

General Requirements

  • Ability to pass background and drug screen

  • US Citizenship Required: Supplier Management Solutions, LLC can restrict hiring to US Citizens when government contracts require us to do so. 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(2)(C).

Company Overview:

About SMS, a TRIGO company,

Supplier Management Solutions, LLC (SMS) is the leader in the Commercial and Defense Aerospace Industry providing global supplier management, development and quality services through “boots on the ground” on-site management to drive systemic changes that improve quality and sustain on-time delivery and overall supplier performance.

With SMS’ Headquarters located in Southern CA, SMS' Executives, Management and teams come with over forty (40) years of industry experience. Together, SMS understands the current dynamics and urgent need for a more efficient and cost-effective supply chain management solution. SMS' management team and field resources, Delivery Assurance Specialists (DAS'), Supplier Development Specialists (SDS'), Quality Assurance Specialists (QAS') and Supplier Quality Engineers (SQE's), perform their role working as an extension of their customers, with a domestic presence in over 40 states and 24+ countries internationally. SMS’ business model provides a customized, fully integrated service solution along the customer's value stream which results in quality parts arriving “on-time, every time.”

As of January 2019, TRIGO Group, with a headquarters in Paris-France, acquired Supplier Management Solutions. This transaction was a major step in TRIGO’s development strategy into the value added global Aerospace supply chain and quality management services market, while expanded TRIGO’s U.S. footprint by leveraging SMS’ relationships and domestic presence. It has strengthened SMS’ position as a quality partner in the Aerospace supply chain by providing global coverage in addition to an extended service offering into quality inspection and conformity management. The integration of the two companies has provided our current and future customers with a unique combined full service solution for both On-Time-Delivery and On-Quality-Delivery performance for the Aerospace supply chain.

Supplier Management Solutions, LLC (SMS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.


It is the policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified individuals 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, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans.

The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Programs is to place qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and other protected veterans in all job classifications. These Affirmative Action Programs are 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.

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