Senior Buyer - Aerospace / Defence

Ref No. EMP440847
Salary £40,000 - £50,000/annum
Location Kingston upon Thames, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required

Introduction

A leading global high technology aerospace/defence manufacturer is currently recruiting a Senior Buyer to join their successful and expanding business on a permanent basis.

Important

Proven experience as a Buyer or similar procurement role - ideally within high technology, aerospace and/or defence sector background.

The Job

A leading global high technology aerospace/defence manufacturer is currently recruiting a Senior Buyer to join their successful and expanding business on a permanent basis.

The Senior Buyer will be responsible for managing and assisting in the sourcing and scheduling of materials for a defined base of direct operational relevant suppliers and sourcing requirements for the Defence Programs.

Applicants must be eligible to gain UK SC clearance.

Role - Senior Buyer - Aerospace/Defence

Location - Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Type - Permanent

Salary - £40,000 - £50,000 + benefits

The key roles and responsibilities of the Senior Buyer / Strategic Buyer / Subcontract Buyer role and not be limited to:

  • Deliver the best total acquisition cost for the Defence business
  • Manage supplier product/equipment price and availability proposal inputs for bids and major prospects for programmes
  • Manage on going Supplier spares and repairs fulfilment needs
  • Develop supplier demand planning models for direct sourcing needs to meet on time and on budget requirements (schedule / quality)
  • Align stock availability to customer demand
  • Undertake supplier negotiations for existing and new programme demands
  • Proactively manage product obsolescence and end of life notifications with suppliers
  • Ensure the product is delivered in accordance with specification, with delivery schedule and quantity
  • Manage and deliver quarterly supplier quality and business reviews for all designated suppliers
  • Develop strategic sourcing plans in accordance with the Programme / Project Requirements
  • Carry out periodic reviews with suppliers to ensure they satisfy ongoing requirements
  • Use data analysis to drive continuous improvement and deliver savings to the business
  • Simplify the supply chain process to address overall strategic Supply Chain objectives
  • To be aware of and comply with Company Standards of Conduct and all relevant statutory requirements.

Key skills and experience required for Senior Buyer / Strategic Buyer / Subcontract Buyer role and not limited to:

  • Previous experience as a Buyer / Senior Buyer or similar procurement role
  • Ideally high technology manufacturing background - aerospace/defence is preferred and not essential
  • Proven track record in supplier relationship management
  • Eligible to gain UK SC clearance
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

To apply for this Senior Buyer / Strategic Buyer / Subcontract Buyer / Senior Strategic Buyer / Senior Subcontract Buyer / Strategic Subcontract Buyer role, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply for this Senior Buyer / Strategic Buyer / Subcontract Buyer / Senior Strategic Buyer / Senior Subcontract Buyer / Strategic Subcontract Buyer role, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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