Buyer II (ref 2234O), Fort Worth, Texas

Created 07/10/2024
Reference 243520427
Country United States
State Texas
City Fort Worth
Zip 76102
Salary -

Company Description

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: or follow us on Twitter.

Job Description


The Buyer II evaluates requisitions for custom nonstandard items, conferring with technical personnel on specifications and possible alternatives; determines the best sources of supply; awards purchase orders; works with supplier regarding all material deliveries and then works with departments to complete purchases in accordance with company and government regulations.

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Serve as a single-point of contact to suppliers to ensure an efficient means of communication between ESA and the supplier; where risk of miscommunication is a significant liability.
  • Review electronic technical data packages to identify material and process complexities.  This task includes the review and evaluation of assembly drawings, schematics, bills of material, spec drawings, tooling, printed wiring board manufacturing files, and related process instructions or standards.
  • Analyze Request For Proposals (RFP) and Request For Information (RFI) responses from solicited Suppliers based on pricing, capability to perform the required work, delivery commitments, terms and conditions, and technical/manufacturing capabilities to ensure they meet customer contractual requirements.
  • Maintains and utilizes commodity knowledge and market conditions to reduce pricing. 
  • initiate expectations and activities to enable cost reduction from the suppliers. 
  • Works with respective material planner to identify cost reduction opportunities from the future planned order release.
  • Awards purchase orders in a timely manner to support the Program schedule needs as well as department metrics and Company goals. 
  • Serves as liaison between Company and supplier regarding all changes in or problems with material deliveries to meet production schedules. 
  • Actively seek assistance of other departments to insure fulfillment of the purchase order.
  • Interface with Program Management and/or production/material planning personnel to coordinate efforts to obtain material deliveries no earlier or later than required for production.
  • Request assistance from interfacing departments to assist with completing purchases in accordance with company and government regulations.
  • Coordinate the resolution to supplier problems with interfacing departments.
  • Interview supplier representatives and keep abreast of product technology/life cycles and supplier status.
  • Participate on and lead continuous improvement activities.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  •  Negotiate and award purchase orders committing company funds in support of Program Schedule and budgetary requirements.
  • Identify and establish new sources of supply.
  • Other delegated duties as assigned by supervisor.

Business Relationships:

  • Operations
  • Program
  • Finance
  • Suppliers



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor Preferred (5-10 years functional experience may substitute)
  • High School Required


  • ISM

Experience Required:

  • Functional (Using Skill Set); 1-3 years
  • Management; Entry Level
  • Industry; 1-3 years

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable):

  • Commodity Management Experience.
  • Electronic Component and/or Assembly Experience
  • FAR/DFAR strong working knowledge.
  • Aerospace, Military or similar industry.
  • Demonstrate electronic/mechanical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of fixed pricing agreements and vendor managed inventory.
  • Requires technical knowledge of:
    • Products
    • Military specifications
    • Federal acquisition regulations.
  • Oracle ERP Experience

Additional Information

Here Are Some of the Great Benefits We Offer:

  • Most locations offer a 9/80 schedule providing every other Friday off
  • Competitive compensation & 401k program to plan for your future
  • Robust medical, dental, vision, & disability coverage with qualified wellness discounts
  • Basic Life Insurance and Additional Life & AD&D Insurances are available
  • Flexible Vacation & PTO
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Generous Employee Referral Program
  • Voluntary Benefits Available: Longer Term Care, Legal, Identify Theft, Pet Insurance, and many more options
  • Voluntary Tricare Supplement available for military retirees

It has been and will continue to be the policy of Elbit Systems of America to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels based solely upon job-related qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetics or citizenship status. 


Elbit Systems of America is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individual with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.  Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Elbit Systems of America is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.  If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email




Employer Elbit Systems of America

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