Purchasing Manager

C&L Aviation Services, a C&L Aviation Group company, has an opening at their Bangor, Maine office for a full-time Purchasing Manager


  • Minimum of 5 years’ aerospace/aviation purchasing experience
  • Proven experience related to vendor negotiation and the understanding of terms and conditions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail and follow-through with minimal direction
  • Strong work ethic and sense of urgency, with the ability to manage competing demands and frequent changes in work environment, while managing time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Quantum is a plus, but another ERP software is acceptable

Essential Duties & responsibilities

  • Develop RFQ’s, solicit quotes, analyze costs and terms, perform cost/price analysis, select suppliers, negotiate prices, terms and conditions and establish / monitor suppliers
  • Understanding of internal and external customer requirements with high attention to detail in resolving findings
  • Ensure compliance with procurement guidelines, company policies, and strategic company objectives
  • Ensures product is delivered on time and meets quality standards
  • Influence others to accept practices and approaches, and the ability to communicate and influence others
  • Develops purchasing operational goals, anticipating changes in business volumes and program changes


What working with us is like

C&L Aviation Group is not your typical aviation company. We believe strongly that healthy wages and a happy work environment contribute to a better quality of life, and as such that quality is reflected in your work. At C&L, you’re more than just a pair of hands. You’re an integral part of our team and future growth plans. As such, there is an opportunity for you to improve and advance with our company.

A Better Relationship

Good employees don’t leave jobs, they leave bad bosses. Our talented and trained leadership team cares about you, and your success at C&L. They strive to stay engaged with you to make sure you’re happy and achieving your goals and potential. They also manage by leading and working collaboratively with everyone. This atmosphere leads to happier employees, better work and a respected reputation with our customers.

A Bright Future 

It sounds cheesy, but we want your future to shine so bright that you need shades.  Here at C&L, we provide an atmosphere that fosters both personal and professional growth.  Our future here at C&L is bright too. In fact, our 25-year old company has grown from one guy selling aircraft parts out of his basement to now over 200 people, with a 140,000 Sq. Ft Facility offering parts sales, aircraft heavy maintenance, avionics installations, engineering, interior refurbishments, exterior paint, component repair, and aircraft sales.

It’s been a great ride so far and we plan to keep growing. We need your help to do that. Right now, we have hit a point where we are at capacity turning work away – we need more people! Together, we can continue with our growth plans.

A Bigger Vision

We feel very fortunate to be able to grow the way we have. Because of that, we want to provide opportunities for employees to participate in making a difference in the community around us. The best way for us to do that is to help the community around grow with us. That’s why we have adopted a local school, helped fund a local community garden, provide holiday meals for those in need and purchased winter coats for area children.

If you have a particular way you like to give back to others less fortunate, we would love to hear about it, and work together to integrate that into our existing charitable programs.

About the Area

You’ll find Bangor, Maine area is a great place to live and play. It’s a small community of roughly 100,000 people and the commercial and social center of Northern and Eastern Maine. It is the region’s largest center of retail and service businesses and home to great schools and Universities, College sporting events, a vibrant nightlife, and several exceptional event and concert venues.

This is a Full-Time Position and includes the following benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability
  • 401k

To apply for this position, please fill out our application and submit your resume and cover letter to resumes@cla.aero.


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