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Purchasing Specialist



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Purchasing Specialist to join our team. This role will focus on direct materials and play a critical role in the overall success of Hermeus' supply chain model. Acting as a critical part of our procurement process, our Purchasing Specialist will play a pivotal role in ensuring on-time delivery of critical components for vehicle programs.

The Opportunity and How You'll Impact Hermeus:

  • Identify, evaluate, and onboard potential suppliers
  • Maintain strong relationships with key suppliers, negotiating terms and conditions to secure advantageous agreements
  • Conduct routine procurement tasks, including issuing purchase orders, tracking deliveries, and maintaining accurate records
  • Ensure timely delivery of high-quality materials and services, managing supplier performance and resolving supply issues
  • Ensure supplier and purchase order accuracy of master data in ERP and maintain information as required
  • Conduct standard material cost reviews, cost variance/change analytics and execute action plans for cost management

About You:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or related field
  • 3-5 years purchasing or related technical experience
  • Experience supporting direct materials procurement
  • Strong negotiation skills especially related to cost and payment terms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of flexibility
  • Familiarity with procurement/ERP systems

Desired Multipliers:

  • Experience in or at an Aerospace or Defense manufacturer
  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS)
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.