Senior Buyer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
Mississippi, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

The Anduril Rocket Motor Systems (ARMS) team is on a mission to build next generation solid rocket motors for a safer, more connected world. To achieve our vision of becoming a large-volume provider of tactical rocket motors, we will develop differentiated products and services that maximize our customers’ capabilities, and we will establish and maintain a reputation of Quality and Reliability.

This role will primarily support sourcing, purchasing, and proposal preparation for engineered components. This includes all raw and materials and outsourced components for machined, fabricated, and composite hardware. The ideal candidate for this role will have applicable defense contract manufacturing rocket motor system experience relying on integrated use of material demand planning by an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform purchasing of indirect (non-inventory) and direct (inventory) items, including raw materials, composite components, chemicals, electronic components, industrial equipment, supplies, services, outside processes, and consumables required
  • Establish and maintain minimum and maximum levels of inventory and supplies to mitigate shortage risks
  • Coordinate with ERP and configuration managers for demand planning and accuracy
  • Participate in production and program meetings to report supply chain status and ensure appropriate planning
  • Expedite orders to ensure required delivery dates are met and communicate status of open orders
  • Support the management of suppliers as follows:
  • Track and report supplier performance, supply chain metrics, and budgetary spend per program
  • Maintain a vendor approved supplier file database within the company’s inventory management platform
  • Assist with obtaining supplier pricing, proposal preparation, supplier capability survey submission review, establishing terms, and other supplier management, as needed
  • Monitor quality and delivery performance of suppliers
  • Assist in resolution of various supplier issues, including the resolution of billing discrepancies, shipment accuracy, and adherence to expected supplier performance
  • Complete and monitor reports providing supplier performance metrics
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in inventory control, ERP, and MRO purchasing OR high school diploma with 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with commodity-based contract manufacturing, ERP, proposals, planning, and technical sourcing
  • History of applying standard purchasing practices and procedures including compliance for audits and traceability
  • Knowledge of best practices for inventory management to maintain traceability and cost accuracy
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, managers, employees, and suppliers.
  • Advanced skill level and presentation skills in MS Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point)

Other Valued Attributes:

  • Experience working in defense contract manufacturing, AS9100 QMS, ITAR, and HazMat experience
  • Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR and DFAR)

Job Location:

Up to 25% travel as required


  • Platinum Benefits: We offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision, life) and cover 100 percent of the premiums for you.
  • 16 Weeks paid parental leave for all caregivers
  • Family planning: We’re proud to offer comprehensive family planning support. Fertility planning and treatment, adoption support, gestational carrier support and fertility preservation are all included.
  • Unlimited Provisions: From breakfast to dinner, our kitchen team has you covered with healthy meals and snacks at every office.
  • Commuter benefits depending on region
  • Relocation assistance
  • Unlimited and Incentivized Time Off

US Salary Range
$1$100,000 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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