Calspan Corporation

Procurement Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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The world’s greatest innovators rely on Calspan, as evidenced by our track record of successfully providing high-quality independent engineering design, test, and research services for more than 70 years. We are proud to offer innovators a wide array of engineering services to support their game-changing innovations. We are looking for a motivated Procurement Specialist to join our team! This individual will oversees purchasing of materials, equipment, supplies and services necessary to support the company strategic plan.


  • Place purchase orders in accordance with established policy.  Implement strategies to assure continuous supply and timely procurement of materials. 
  • Ensure timely placement of orders to meet production requirements.  Identify new products and sources and research departments' requests for all products and commodities.
  • Support business units to ensure receipt of appropriate specification documentation enabling the sourcing in accordance with established policy.  Perform duties in a manner that provides high quality customer service to business units.  Monitor process through delivery to ensure satisfaction.   
  • Recommend cost reductions through efficient and economic supplier base, negotiation, standardization of materials, and value analysis.
  • Maintain process and procedure documentation for Purchasing.  Make recommendations for process improvement.  Network with other procurement professionals to stay current with industry best practices.



Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Associates in related discipline
  • 3+ years in related discipline or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
  • Certification in purchasing, production control or supply chain management

Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

  • Working knowledge of ERP systems
  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Thrive in fast paced environment with ability to re-prioritize as needed
  • Data collection & analysis techniques
  • Ability to apply generally accepted business principles

Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k) company match on first 4%, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.


Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.



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