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Purchasing Agent

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at



BWXT is currently seeking a Purchasing Agent for its Barberton, OH location!

Job Description/Duties:

  • Manage the sublet outsourcing process from demand creation to pay.
  • Plan and implement cost, schedule, and quality risk mitigation strategies in support of business needs.
  • Use Purchasing policies and procedures to prepare accurate solicitations, which reflect all technical and administrative requirements.
  • Manage vendor approval process for the commodities assigned.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers.
  • Evaluate bids, select suppliers, and place purchase orders to approved suppliers.
  • Complete bid analysis with required documentation in support of the Purchasing requirements.
  • Manage supplier submittals for compliance with technical and commercial specifications.
  • Coordinate the communications of technical and commercial information between internal functional stakeholders and the supplier to ensure successful order processing by suppliers.
  • Allocate material to subcontract suppliers for sublet machining.
  • Track open orders and report status on a monthly basis or as required in support of the business needs.
  • Manage open invoice issues and delivery discrepancies with internal customers and external suppliers.
  • Coordinate resolution of supplier technical problems, claims, and specification issues as needed.
  • Generate Power Point slide decks in support of management reporting.
  • As needed, present to the Management team the issues, actions, and accomplishments for assigned commodities.
  • Apply Lessons Learned to ensure process improvement.



Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering (from an ABET-accredited university) is required.
  • A Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in Materials Management or Purchasing is required.
  • Commodity or Category Management experience in sublet machining/fabrication of large low volume components is preferred.
  • Must have familiarity with Government Purchasing regulations FARS and DFARS.
  • Must have knowledge of SAP Purchasing functionality Requisition to Receipt processes.
  • Must have strong Power Point and basic Excel spreadsheet and Word skills.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate with suppliers and internal functional team members.
  • Must be able to meet Purchasing goals and business expectations for cost, quality, and service.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.




BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity.  We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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