Strategic Buyer (Manufacturing)
Salary £35k to £40k
Benefits: 25 days holiday Bank Holidays, Half Day Fridays, Contributory Pension Scheme, Health Care, Life Cover
The buyer will be working for a leading Aerospace business in Leicestershire. This is an exciting time to join the business as they have had rapid expansion of this division with the recent acquisition of another business this role will now be managed through three customer-facing 'value streams'. These are dedicated to achieving the greatest possible relationships with our customers, solving problems today with their engineering function and preparing for tomorrow by aligning their applied research and technology investments closely with their technology roadmaps.
The Senior Buyer uses expertise for a range of purchasing activities, including pricing and negotiating with suppliers to reach highest quality at best value. Performs complex purchasing activities, while ensuring procurement procedures are in compliance with government laws, regulations and management objectives.
Performs complex purchasing activities including pricing, volume discounts, negotiating terms and long-term contracts with suppliers, and delivery of goodsservices
Negotiates best terms (price, delivery, and payment terms) with suppliers, while maintaining efficient output of purchase orders, to reach highest quality at best value
Establishes source selection criteria for evaluation of quotations including target pricing
Evaluates quotations received from prospective suppliers and makes decisions regarding award of purchase orders
Implements formal and legal contractual documentation into the purchase orders, encompassing all corporate and government requirements
Resolves discrepancies between purchase order requirements and supplier performance
Ensures compliance to government laws, regulations and procurement policies and procedures
Identifies problem areas, initiates corrective action and establishes problem resolution dates in a timely manner
Maintains current and accurate purchase order data in the purchasing system (e.g. delivery dates,
Knowledge of the principles and practices of Procurement in aerospace/manufacturing environment
Demonstrated ability to write specifications, prepare bid documents, handle bidding process and analyse all bid results
Strong experience negotiating license contracts with a track record of success
Solves complex problems and exercises judgement based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with ability to drive tasks to completion
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management tools
We aim to respond to suitable candidates within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, please feel free to contact us to receive feedback on your application and discuss your requirements.
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