Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer required for an initial 6 month contract to work for a market leader in the defence industry.

Responsibilities:
Undertaking the procurement process including Invitations to Tender, Terms and Condition negotiation, bid evaluation, and award of contract.
Negotiating with suppliers to ensure best-value for is achieved.
Achieving the successful delivery of procurement based sub-contracts.
Providing expertise, support, direction, advice, and guidance to internal customers on procurement.
Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships with key internal and external business contacts; to achieve mutual benefit.
Ensuring procurement activities are compliant with internal/legislative procedures, and that risks of impropriety are minimised.
Ensure goods and services are suitably specified, supplier performance is satisfactory, buying power is exploited, and administration costs are minimised.
Providing the key interface between client and suppliers to ensure that communication is effectively managed and that issues and risks are fully understood and managed.
Supporting internal and external reviews on supplier performance as required.
Acting as the commercial subject matter expert for their subcontracts/suppliers.

Required Skills:
Mechanical (fabrications/machined items) buying experience
Excellent understanding of procurement best practice
Excellent commercial skills with the ability to analyse and negotiate best-value agreements
Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations at a variety of levels
Data literate with strong analytical skills
Highly motivated, determined, and committed individual with a proven record of achieving cost saving targets/objectives
Individual who thrives on challenges, and has experience working within a fast paced procurement function
Direct experience of the operational control of suppliers
Proven contract management skills
Understanding of related disciplines/departments within a design and manufacturing environment
Ability to work assignments without significant/appreciable direction
Proficient in the use of MS Office applications
Flexibility to travel as required
Knowledge of the SAP ERP system

Desired Skills:
Experience in the various phases of the product lifecycle from proposal capture, programme start-up, development, production, sustainment and end-of-life
Flexibility to work at different levels of sub contract complexity (off the shelf, build to print, MOTs, and design to specification)
Supply chain experience in defence/ automotive/ aerospace environments

Due to the nature of the role, successful candidates must be able/ willing to undergo UK Security Clearance to SC Level


  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Rate: £35.00 - £42.00 per hour + Depending on Experience
  • Location: Bedfordshire, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Military
  • Recruiter: Mane Contract Services
  • Tel: +44 (0)1923 470 755
  • Fax: 0845 833 6486
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2018-02-06 13:56:24 -

  • View all Jobs from Mane Contract Services


Share Job