Junior Buyer

Junior Buyer

Job Title: Junior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ00012989_1493726776
Contact Name: Lucy Fowler-Tutt
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 02, 2017 13:06

Job Description

We are accepting applications for a new and unique opportunity to work as a Junior Buyer to be positioned within our defence and aerospace engineering client's procurement teams.

As the successful candidate, you will take responsibility for the delivery of discreet projects, both pre and post-contract award, to ensure anticipated benefits of new agreements are realised by the business.

For this role experience as a Buyer is not essential as training will be provided, however you must show motivation to start a career in Buying and Procurement, and a degree qualification is very desirable. Any candidates with SAP experience will have an advantage. If you don't already have a CIPS qualification this can be funded for you.

Job Description and Key Accountabilities

Own and manage a number of preferred supplier agreements, both pre and post contract award including implementation of service and on-going service review involving all relevant stakeholders.
Run end-to-end procurement process for all projects within areas of responsibility
Act as first point of contact when queries arise.
Organisation and administration of external supplier reviews, and internal focus groups with stakeholders to review categories, or specific preferred supplier agreements.
Provide cover for Category Buyers during periods of absence.
Provide general administrative support to Procurement Team.

Qualifications / Working Skills Required

Relevant business degree (desirable) or equivalent relevant working experience
Membership of relevant professional bodies (desirable)
Demonstrated written and verbal leadership skills.
Appetite to negotiate a better deal
Can demonstrate commercial awareness
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of SAP is desirable
Sound numeric skills
Adaptable and flexible, organised and methodical
Effective team working skills.

Salary:Up to £28000pa + corporate benefits
Location:Farnborough, Hampshire
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:LF/HQ 12989


Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.