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Compass Airlines
Location: Minneapolis
Job type: Permanent
Category: Buyer
Compass Airlines is seeking a Purchaser to join our team at our Minneapolis, Minnesota – Headquarters location. We are looking for an innovative and technical individual, with exceptional business judgment, as well as the initiative and competence to make a significant contribution to the Compass organization.

Job Purpose:

The Purchaser / Buyer, under the general direction of and will report directly to Manager – Materials. The primary scope is to purchase replenishment parts and materials in accordance with company policies and procedures, and to provide vacation and sick coverage for AOG personnel.

Job Qualifications:


* US Citizen or have the legal right to accept employment in the United States

* High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent

* Valid Driver’s License


Minimum 2 years of experience in Purchasing, Inventory Control, and/or Materials related role OR the equivalent level of experience in a related role such as Aircraft Maintenance or Quality


Microsoft Office Suite with demonstrated proficiency in Excel.


* Associate’s Degree


Experience in Accounting, Finance, A/P and A/R functions

Physical Demands:


Ability to lift, carry and move light to medium weight of 10 – 30 pounds as well as good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity.

Job Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:


Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written

* Knowledge of Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Materials management processes.

* Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills. Self-motivated and can work independently while still keeping a team perspective.


Must be flexible with respect to work schedule and willing to assist and support others within the company when needed.

* Ability to prioritize competing issue and coordinate resolutions with associated departments

Job Specifics:


Purchase replenishment parts and materials in accordance with company policies and procedures, as well as any associated material agreements.


Review Min / Max levels and process purchase orders as required.


Track the status of purchase orders and interface with accounting as necessary to ensure 3-way match and processing of orders.


Develop and maintain positive businesses relationships with vendors / suppliers.


Identify cost savings opportunities through vendor selections and process development.


Interface with other applicable departments (Maintenance, Engineering, Finance, Inventory planning, etc.).


Vacation and sick coverage for AOG personnel.


Hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Varying shifts and Weekends may be required to support AOG functions.


Other duties as assigned

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an open office environment and in an enclosed workstation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Job Description Disclaimer:

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

How to Apply:

If interested, please click “Apply” to be directed to our online application for this position. All submissions must include salary requirements.

Compass Airlines is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, religion, color, disabled or veteran status, national origin, gender, age, citizenship status or other protected class status covered by federal, state or local law.

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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