Buyer II

Manufacturing · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Manufacturing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution!  Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars.  We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems.  We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications.  Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.  


Title: Buyer II

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $54,000 - $85,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Location: Boulder, CO



  • 100% company paid health, dental and vision benefits for you and your dependents effective the first of the month following hire date
  • Life insurance
  • 401k (matching 4% with a minimum 5% contribution
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year) and parental leave.
  • Break rooms stocked with snacks and drinks

Position Purpose: Our dynamic Supply Chain Management organization is seeking a highly organized, hardworking and self-motivated Buyer to support a thriving and growing procurement organization. The ideal candidate will have existing procurement experience in the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry in a manufacturing or Research & Development (R&D) environment. The candidate will have working knowledge of FAR, DFAR and/or NASA procurement regulations, price analysis and target pricing techniques, as well as prior experience procuring Custom Fab-to-Print commodities. We are looking for a candidate with superb time management, multi-tasking abilities and good organizational skills. The candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  •  Support and coordinate the purchasing activities in procuring materials and services
  • Complete purchase order packages to meet company and government requirements
  • Assist in ensuring contracts with vendors are consistent with company objectives
  • Support negotiations with suppliers for assigned commodities to achieve the best price, quality, and schedule.
  • Provide purchasing and expediting support to the company for critical material shortages.
  • Review open orders for critical parts on a regular basis to avoid last minute expedite.
  • Maintain accurate lead times for assigned commodities and report purchase order supplier commitment due dates and due date changes to the company.
  • Lead and attend program and supplier meetings as required.
  • Comply with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFAR), ensures adherence to requirements and advises management and compliance organization on needed actions
  • Process and verify Non-Disclosure Agreements and Terms and Conditions with suppliers as required. 
  • Work with engineers and suppliers for Part Change Notification and End of Life purchases.
  • Working knowledge of Fixed Price and basic Cost / T&M contract types.
  • Create Work Orders for inventory parts that have additional services associated with them (i.e. Plating, Turnkey PWA's, Harness Builds etc.)
  • Process material kitting for assembly
  • Assist with monthly inventory cycle counts and year-end cycle counts for 3rd Party material
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications/Education:

  • Must have 2+ years of ERP experience
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years of purchasing/supply chain experience
  • Must be able to understand/read engineering drawings
  • Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) compliance
  • Subcontract experience is preferred
  • Experience working in partnership with internal stakeholders to ensure the organization’s needs are met while managing purchasing process procedures
  • Experience in procurement and/or vendor contract management is preferred
  • Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, self-motivated, and be able to drive a process from start to finish
  • Excellent scheduling and time management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exhibits a high level to attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Skilled in coordinating and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously.

    Working Conditions:

    This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. This job operates in a professional laboratory environment in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard laboratory and manufacturing equipment such as computers, electronics test equipment, and associated office equipment.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25

    pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or

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