Nabtesco Aerospace, Inc has an Purchasing Agent position available in the OEM Operations department of our Kirkland, Washington office.

    Procure goods and services required by Nabtesco Aerospace, Inc. (NTA)

    Formulate policies and procedures for procurement activities

    Complete special projects and research as assigned.

    Manages assigned procurement spend to achieve goals.

    Both Tactical (Open order mgt) and Strategic (Supplier negotiation and growth)


Employees at all levels of the organization to include other Nabtesco locations
Suppliers and Customers


Procurement Administration
Prepare purchase orders for product to be shipped to Japan.
Prepare RFI, RFP, RFQ for suppliers. Manages and executes to the timeline to ensure best overall selection.
Maintains communication between Procurement, Engineering and NTS Manufacturing regarding inventory levels.
Submit specifications and/or drawings to potential supplier to solicit quotations.
Reviews quotation and prepares material to make purchasing decisions with management.
Prepare, mail or email purchase orders (PO’s) and other paperwork.
Manages open order report with assigned suppliers on a regular basis to ensure on time delivery.
Maintain appropriate records and accurate filing for all transactions.
Responsible for input of department records into computer system.
Prepare and submit procurement reports as required.
Effectively manages NTA supplied parts inventory with suppliers to include monthly reconciliation.
Process Purchase Orders for warranty items, rejection tags, and components to be repaired and outside labor items.
Prepares invoices as appropriate for supplier payment.
Contact Suppliers for order status and to expedite orders as necessary. Maintains On Time Delivery with suppliers, creates and manages schedule of recovery plans for suppliers who fail to meet NTA Delivery goals to include scheduling of supplier visits to NTA as necessary.
Maintain current information in Visual regarding Purchase Orders, Supplier information, Trading Purchase Orders/Sales Orders, and Part Maintenance. Ensure smooth functioning supply chain.
Generate reports for tracking components on orders received, and past due; prepare monthly reports. Assist in other areas as required by the OEM Operations managers.
Occasional travel to meet with suppliers as required to address QCD matters as well as auditing and capacity analysis as necessary.
Work with manager to draft contract language for supplier price agreements. Involved in supplier contract negotiations, as well as new supplier development.
Support cost down activity, inventory reduction and other items necessary to meet department KPI’s.
Some oversight of lower-level buyers as necessary to assist with ensuring a smooth flowing operation as assigned by managers.
Research and Negotiation for Procurement of NTA Consumables
Ability to analyze and evaluate price and inventory trends, new products, manufacturing processes, establish price objectives and prepare and provide reports to management as needed.
Research and develop sources of supply for assigned commodities.
Determine best source of supply for items to be purchased by considering such factors as required quality, specifications, availability, capacity, quantity, price and ease of doing business. Negotiate best terms possible for company considering all essential criteria.
Interview sales representative regarding new products, and services.
Occasional travel to meet with suppliers as required to address goals as necessary.


Bachelor-level degree required. Purchasing certifications preferred.

Required Experience

Minimum 8 years previous experience in purchasing/procurement
Proficiency in MS Office, especially WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT.
Ability to read Engineering drawings

Preferred Experience

Experience with Visual or SAP software
Production planning experience in a manufacturing environment
Knowledge of technical nomenclature in aerospace field
Excellent written & verbal English language proficiency


Please respond via email. Send resume and cover letter (Required) to No calls, please.