Project Buyer

30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + Benefits
15 Nov 2016
13 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Project Buyer for a leading Defence and Aerospace company. This is an excellent opportunity to work on exciting projects.
Project Buyer
A leading developer of mission and safety critical equipment in the aerospace and defence industries. Clients call upon specialist electronic, mechanical and pneumatic capabilities to provide innovative solutions that meet the environmental and operational requirements of high reliability environments. With innovative engineers, skilled project managers and experienced manufacturing personnel to be found at the heart of the organisation, Our Client is able to continue to produce and develop products that push the limits of technology and respond to the ever changing demands of the industry.
The need for a Project Buyer has arisen within the Purchasing Department on a permanent basis. The role will report to the Supply Chain Team Leader.
Key Responsibilities
?? To manage the day to day requirements and controls of the Purchasing Module on the ERP system
?? Supplier selection and management of sub-contracted work packages.
?? Development of a competitive flexible supplier base, focused on year on year cost reduction.
?? Understanding and interpreting engineering requirements, including quality, delivery, specifications and price and ensuring that these requirements are understood and reflected throughout the procurement cycle.
?? Ensuring that all enquiries are sent out in a professional and timely manner to establish the most competitive sources to support the bid management process.
?? Negotiation of contracts.
?? Prevention of critical supply issues through best practice supply chain management techniques.
?? Pursuing Lean, inventory and consignment initiatives within the supply chain.
?? To encourage communication between the supplier and engineering to effect cost reduction of mature and new products
?? Liaise with other Departments to formulate 'make or buy decisions'
?? To manage on time delivery from the supply base and expedite Purchase Orders as required
?? Carry out site visits to suppliers as necessary

Background and Understanding
?? Good communication skills
?? CIPS qualified or working towards
?? Experience of using ERP system
?? Literate in Microsoft suite
?? Experienced at working within a cross functional team
?? Full driving license
?? Relevant previous purchasing experience, i.e. with an Aerospace & Defence Company
?? Previous experience in Electrical, Mechanical or Pneumatics commodities is preferred
?? Previous experience with Supply Chain New Product Integration is also preferred