Buying/Procurement Specialist

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, PA


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary/Purpose

The NPI Buyer will manage the procurement process for all NPI parts of assigned commodities, own the day-to-day management of a group of vendors, and be the point of contact between vendors and NPI Sourcing.  The position requires an understanding of the concepts, methods and procedures necessary to enable sourcing execution, while adhering to standard work.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Direct RFQ activities to ensure timely supplier quotations
  • Analyze purchasing requisitions and take actions as necessary
  • Issue purchase orders and complete all PO maintenance activities
  • Monitor supplier development schedules; work proactively to highlight risks and identify potential impact to delivery schedules
  • PPAP execution; monitor and expedite supplier qualification process steps with appropriate functions as necessary.
  • Premium transportation – Execute premium transportation process as required for assigned parts
  • Tracking of material to ensure delivery on a timely manner
  • Work with vendors to avoid risk and future impact to production
  • NCMR (Non-Conformance Materials Report) standard work – Review weekly report of non-conforming material from suppliers and begin return work authorization with suppliers.
  • Review No Promise trends; work proactively to make sure suppliers continue to ship on time for future orders
  • Logistics tracking – Track load information for international suppliers to keep regular flow of production material; serve as early warning system for key shipments falling behind.
  • Part handoffs – complete standard work weekly to hand off parts that meet requirements to the production fulfillment ream


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or 2 years of experience in manufacturing, materials, and/or Sourcing

Desired Characteristics

  • 2 – 4 years of Procurement experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and execution skills

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.