Sub Contract Buyer

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    £18.20 per hour

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    Emma Holmes

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    01935 432434

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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An opportunity has arisen for our client to join a team within the UK Geographic Procurement Team for the role of a Buyer. The successful candidate will manage of a number of Suppliers and will have responsibility for placing Purchase Orders with vendors for Equipment to support Production, Spares and Repair, modifications and upgrade requirements.

Your main activities will include, but not be limited to:

Within defined limits of authority, you will seek to achieve profitable business at minimum risk throughout negotiations and contract management activities
Develop and maintain resources and information sources necessary to keep abreast of the appropriate technology and product development together with current and future developments in the market supply base.
Identify & estimate/calculate levels of risk to the company and take appropriate prevention and mitigation actions.
Seek to establish and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders, customers, other members of the Directorate, and other areas of the business with which you interact.
Maintain appropriate contact with relevant stakeholders and seek to develop an effective relationship with them during the course of the task or project being discharged.
Ensure effective planning, monitoring and review methods are agreed and implemented at the initiation of any project or activity undertaken by you.
Seek to reduce the cost of all tasks and projects upon which you are engaged, through effective planning and use of available resource.
Where appropriate, negotiate with stakeholders, internal departments, suppliers and other partners to achieve best cost and value for money solutions for business requirements.
Carry out tasks within the agreed time-scales and identify, report and agree any potential slippage against those agreed targets with your manager and/or task sponsor.
When carrying out any activity, comply with processes and standards as defined in the COS and Functional Manual, and in accordance with applicable contractual, regulatory and/or legislative procedures and controls.
Take a considered critical approach to using company-wide processes and, where such usage impacts on your ability to discharge your responsibilities ensure that it is referred to the appropriate process owner.


Experience in a demanding Procurement/Commercial environment and/or MCIPS/Degree qualification with proven examples of Performance Improvement against Core objectives (e.g. cost reduction schedule adherence, lead time reduction etc.).
Excellent interpersonal / communication skills (verbal and non-verbal) including the ability to influence at all levels internally and externally.
Have and maintain a valid driving licence.
Able & willing to travel alone or as part of a team within the UK and overseas.
Aware of & willing to abide by the attached Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply professional code of ethics.

We would welcome CVs from candidates who have experience of working within Procurement within an aerospace of similar sector such as Engineering or Manufacturing. We would also welcome applications from anyone how has previously worked within Contract Management, providing you can demonstrate the above through previous positions.

This is an ongoing temporary position which will involve some working from home. They offer a 37 hour week and hours are flexible as long as the core hours are worked. This would be a hybrid working role looking at a 20% working ratio on site.  As a Procurement Specialist you will be working within an established Procurement department and the site offers a canteen and kitchen facilities along with free parking.