United States of America
Full Time
January 1 2021



With more than 150 operations and about 22,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) is one of the world's largest fully integrated titanium producers. Since 1950, TIMET has been leading the industry in mill and melted products, supplying nearly one-fifth of the world's titanium. We convert rutile ore into sponge; melt and refine ingot and slab; and manufacture mill products. TIMET has a global network of service centers supported by its seven primary melting or mill facilities in Henderson, Nevada; Toronto, Ohio; Morgantown, Pennsylvania; Witton, England; Waunarlwydd, Wales; and Ugine, France. With products ranging from sophisticated high temperature alloys used in jet engines, to advanced corrosion resistant alloys used in the chemical industry, TIMET's reach spans the breadth of the titanium applications, and has the technical depth to support developments across a wide range of applications. TIMET's fully integrated supply chain, dedicated research facilities, and decades of experience make us the partner of choice for titanium.
Leveraging advanced electron beam (EB) melting and vacuum arc remelting (VAR), we turn titanium scrap into melted products or intermediate feedstock for both our internal mill production processes and our valued customers around the world. TIMET's toll melting programs provide customers yet another cost-effective outlet for the scrap they generate. Our customers benefit from exclusive, closed-loop agreements to ensure their raw material scrap flows back into their products to further minimize costs. Our advanced electron beam technology allows most forms of scrap to be remelted while ensuring defect free material to be shipped right back into your supply chain.


The Buyer is responsible for purchasing plant commodity items, services and capital equipment. The Buyer is part of a Purchasing Team that has the responsibility to coordinate and consolidate TIMET’s purchasing power across multiple facilities. This position will ensure that procurement of all supplies, equipment, materials and services are provided in the most cost-effective, internal customer-compliant, and ethical manner. At the same time purchases/contracts must be made in accordance to corporate policy and compliant with ISO quality standards and the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX).


Check requisitions for completeness and clarity. Obtain necessary missing information where required. Diplomatically instruct requisitioners or specifiers on what data is necessary to obtain good product.

Initiates request for quotations; recommends and takes appropriate action.

Compiles and analyzes statistical data to evaluate price/cost conditions. Partners with end user to determine recommendations and negotiates for cost improvements. Performs analysis of supplier operations to determine capability to meet plant objectives if applicable.

Develops and implements strategies to optimize supply chain performance, recognizing total cost implications.

Initiates and coordinates purchase contract negotiations with officers and representatives of supplier and company end users.

Negotiate payment terms with suppliers that support corporate cash flow goals

Support global, national and regional supply agreements by leading, participating and implementing national/global agreement(s) when directed by management.

Maintains records and documentation to assure compliance with corporate policy and procedure.

Resolves discrepancies that arise such as discrepant pricing, warranty claims, failure to comply with specifications, over shipments, negotiate return items no longer needed by the plant, etc.

Keeps management informed about any business development that might affect the company and makes recommendations regarding those developments.

Work with the management team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products

Work with receiving personnel on problems and questions on items being received; notify vendors on problems and handle solution.

Visit potential vendor facilities to inspect warehouses, materials, and computer setups in an effort to evaluate as potential suppliers


Monitor Top Suppliers and keep track of cost savings

Assign SCAR (supplier corrective action report) to Critical Suppliers

Act within TIMET’s standard code of ethics

Keep the Senior Buyer informed of all activities or problems and submit reports as requested by management

Additional Duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university majoring in Engineering, Logistics, or Purchasing and three years related job experience.

Most come from a heavy manufacturing background with 5 years minimum experience

 Be independent minded team facilitator that can manage TIMET’s suppliers but gains their trust and insight to lower cost or improve productivity.



Must be a self-motivated individual who can manage and complete a wide array of daily purchases and manage projects on time meeting expectations on cost savings, inventory reduction and or product improvement.

Can be part of a professional buying team that coordinates purchases.

Understands purchasing concepts, legal terms and cost concepts as how they relate to total company performance. Understanding of purchasing law, Uniform Commercial Code, and terms and conditions.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Ability to work under minimum supervision.

Willingness to work toward professional development as need arises.

Ability to maintain composure in high stress situations with suppliers, peers, and customers.

Ability to work extended hours as need arises

Experienced negotiator that can help reduce our overall costs and work on or assist on capital projects.

Works within TIMET’s Corporate Policies, ISO & Quality Procedures and SOX Compliant.

Must be proficient user of Microsoft Office and working knowledge of SAP or another ERP system.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Full Relocation is authorized for this position.

This requisition is closed to applications.