Lead Buyer

Lead Buyer

Job Title: Lead Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895709_1553157686
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 21, 2019 08:41

Job Description

Are you looking to join a world-leading organisation in the defence sector that will offer you excellent support and corporate benefits? Our client 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 have the potential to work on multi-national projects with associated international travel, whilst developing design solutions for the next generation of defence systems.

We currently have an opportunity for a Lead Buyer, based in Bolton.

As a Lead Buyer you will work on the electrical and electronics team in support of manufacturing and engineering. For this role you need experience in Electrical / Electronic technologies, and it is essential that you have a strong ability to read and interpret drawing data packs

Your job role and responsibilities will include:

Leading negotiations with suppliers to optimise cost, delivery and quality of products.
Taking active participation, in multifunctional and international teams, to support definition and negotiation strategies for specific categories and/or projects. Leading national multi-functional teams as required.
Managing suppliers and, where necessary, 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 with shorter than expected timescales.
Actively supporting functional excellence programmes, identifying and developing areas for improvement where new processes may be required.
Providing and sometimes presenting briefs and reports for Senior Management reviews including potential issues/risks.
Identifying & securing savings opportunities
Raising & negotiating contract documents.
Raising, maintaining and managing Request for Quotations, Purchase Orders and outstanding order books in an effective and timely manner.

It is essential that you have the following Qualifications and Skills:

Significant practical experience, vocational or academic qualifications.
Strong ability to read and interpret drawing data packs (essential).
Experience in Electrical / Electronic technologies e.g. 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.
Strong team skills.
Strong communication skills.
Good negotiation and influencing skills.

Job Title:Lead Buyer
Salary:Up to £45,000pa + excellent benefits
Location:Bolton, Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Job ID:895709


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 these 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.