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Requisition ID 2023-7716
Category Purchasing
Segment Kaman Aerospace
Shift Shift 1

of Openings



Perform all phases of procurement and planning in support of company objectives, policies and requirements. Specialize in planning, procuring machined parts, hardware, and special processes. Ensure that proper inventory levels are maintained and lead times are met to meet the needs of overhaul program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the procurement of raw materials and/or subcontracted machining and special processes in support of product requirements. Including but not limited to obtaining quotes, negotiates pricing and awarding purchase orders.
  • Ensure purchase order accuracy and compliance to customer and Kamatics specifications, requirements, and procedures.
  • Determine and flow down material requirements from engineering drawings, contract review and special customer requirements to suppliers through purchase orders. Schedule, plan and expedite purchase orders in accordance with management, financial, engineering, quality, and schedule objectives.
  • Ensure that visual management tools and metrics are established and maintained.
  • Supports marketing and engineering objectives by providing quotations in accordance with lead-time guidelines.
  • Maintains and communicates supplier promise dates to suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Liaison between suppliers and value stream to assure continuing support of company, customer, and supplier objectives. Develops effective and professional relationships with suppliers.
  • Partners with Accounts Payable in resolving invoice issues in a timely manner. Acts as a liaison between the accounts payable personnel and the supplier.
  • Communicate concerns regarding supplier performance with supervisor. Report issues that impact manufacturing flow to stakeholders such as the Value Stream Manager.
  • Generate spreadsheets, reports, and presentations as required. Maintain files, procurement documents, and supplier agreements.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal and external customers. Supports business objectives. Contributes and promotes a positive team environment.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment. Follow safety and environmental procedures and regulations. Report safety incidents to Value Stream Manager.
  • Complies with Kaman’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Accomplish related results as required.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements to work processes and procedures. Contributes to 5 S programs in work area.



  • BS degree in Business Management or equivalent.


  • Minimum of 1 year of working experience with manufacturing experience preferred.



Kaman Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer

Kaman Corporation considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. Kaman Corporation and all of its related companies fully endorse equal opportunity for all. Kaman provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures and/or process. Please inform us if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process. For more information, please click here for a notice that provides information concerning the laws and procedures for filing complaints of violations of the laws with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Positions at Kaman require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These laws limit access rights for non-US Persons or other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, applicants may be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residence, or U.S. Immigration Status. All such inquiries are asked solely to comply with ITAR and EAR export licensing requirements.


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