Purchasing Manager

Position Summary

Manage and develop the Purchasing Department to ensure a Best-In-Class environment. Ensure all purchasing activities are in accordance with established operating procedures. Adhere to all company procedures, core values and policies.

  • Mission: To support DOD and Emerging Markets with Engineering, Manufacturing, and MRO solutions
  • Vision: Technologies & Solutions yet to be imagined
  • Core Values: Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence

Requires a willingness to work outside of normal business hours to meet deadlines, if necessary.
Must be able to communicate in the English Language.


  • Manage, motivate, encourage, coach, and provide work instruction(s) to direct reports.
  • Develop Purchasing staff including training, scheduling, setting performance goals, standards, and employee evaluations
  • Establish, develop and maintain sources of supply based on requirements
  • Manage records of solicitations, purchases, quotes and other relevant data
  • Manage and update all policies and procedures for the Purchasing Department
  • Coordinate necessary projects as directed by management to improve the overall efficiency of the purchasing and function(s)
  • Analyze, review, and finalize buyer sourcing decisions
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships between Purchasing, internal and external customers
  • Ability to work independently and use good time management, planning, organization, and decision-making skills
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to interface with individuals at all levels within the organization as well as outside
  • Remain up to date on changing trends in price and availability of material and service to ensure a continued flow of material to meet production and sales needs; Supervise placement of purchase orders with suppliers to support sales and manufacturing requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Job Requirements:
Education and Training:

Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience

Technical Requirements/Skills:

  • Minimum of Ten years of demonstrated experience in a purchasing management function, preferably in a manufacturing environment supporting government requirements
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws pertaining to purchasing and contract compliance as well as in-depth knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing business applications and concepts
  • Purchase Order and Subcontract negotiation and preparation
  • CPSM, CSCP, CPP, CIPS or APICS Certification is a plus
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing business applications and concepts
  • Working knowledge of quality assurance philosophies, practices, and techniques
  • Excel
  • MRP

Company Background:

United Dynamics is a small business-certified Hub zone located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. United Dynamics started in 1993 by reverse engineering aerospace parts to help the USG with obsolete parts. This company has an engineering staff capable of designing and reverse engineering numerous types of aerospace parts and solutions. United Dynamics is approved for manufacturing over 168 National Stock Numbers (NSNs). This includes in house machining capabilities, parts assembly, and testing. United Dynamics has an MRO shop and is approved to overhaul over 53 National Stock Numbers (NSNs). This company manufactures and overhauls aerospace parts for numerous aircraft including: KC-135, B-52, B1, B2, E3, A-10, F-15, F-16, KC-46, and C-130. United Dynamics history of sales is specifically Department of Defense (DOD) sales.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@united-dynamics.com