Lead Buyer - Electrical/Electronic

Lead Buyer - Electrical/Electronic

Job Title: Lead Buyer - Electrical/Electronic
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Reference: 895252_1539608822
Contact Name: Natasha Rowley
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 15, 2018 14:07

Job Description

Your experience as a Buyer for Electrical/Electronic components will be highly valuable to my client, who is a leading multi-national Defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise. At present the company employs well in excess of 10,000 staff worldwide and continues to grow in parallel with the demand for their highly regarded services.

You will join a team responsible for procuring and managing supply chain for direct and indirect products for both projects and the business. This is an opportunity to join the Electrical/Electronic team in support of Manufacturing and Engineering.

The responsibilities for this role will include:

*Leading negotiations with suppliers to optimise cost, delivery and quality of products
*Managing suppliers and building up longer term supplier management expectations
*Contributing to managing supplier performance in support of the Supply Chain Managers Operational targets
*Building strong relationships with internal customers in order to effectively serve their needs, often shorter than expected timescales
*Identifying and securing savings opportunities to the benefit of the company's competitiveness
*Raising and negotiating contract documents
*Raising, maintaining and managing Request for Quotations, Purchase Orders and outstanding order books in and effective and timely manner

To be suitable for this role your experience will include:

*Strong ability to read and interpret drawing data packs (essential)
*Experience in Electrical/Electronic technologies (Test Equipment, Interconnects, Electronic Components)
*Competence in understanding of technical queries with the ability to liaise between suppliers and customers
*Good understanding of cost make up
*Good negotiation skills
*Good influencing skills


*Lead Buyer - Electrical/Electronic
*£35000 - £45000

Keywords: Buyer, Electrical, Electronic, Negotiating, Supplier, Procurement, Cost, Liaising

With some of the most sophisticated technology in the defence sector this is an exciting and rewarding place to work.

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.

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 resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a permanent position

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