Project Buyer

Project Buyer

Job Title: Project Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 896590_1579251039
Contact Name: Paul Lathbury
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2020 08:50

Job Description

Are you a Buyer with experience of purchasing electrical, mechanical or pneumatics within the Defence or Aerospace sectors?

Our client who is a leading developer of mission and safety critical equipment in the aerospace and defence industries are looking for a Project Buyer to join their procurement department.

*Supplier selection and management of sub-contracted work packages.
*To manage the day to day requirements and controls of the Purchasing Module on the ERP system
*Development of a competitive flexible supplier base, focussed on year on year cost reduction.
*Understanding and interpreting engineering requirements, including quality, delivery, specifications and price and ensuring that these requirements are understood and reflected throughout the procurement cycle.
*Ensuring that all enquiries are sent out in a professional and timely manner to establish the most competitive sources to support the bid management process.
*Negotiation of contracts.
*Prevention of critical supply issues through best practice supply chain management techniques.
*Pursuing Lean, inventory and consignment initiatives within the supply chain.
*To encourage communication between the supplier and engineering to effect cost reduction of mature and new products
*Liaise with other Departments and stakeholders to formulate 'make or buy decisions'
*Initiate supplier Production Readiness Reviews (PRRs)

About you:
The ideal candidate will be CIPS qualified or working towards qualification and have experience of using ERP system. You will have demonstratable experience of purchasing within an Aerospace & Defence company along with experience in electrical, mechanical or pneumatics commodities.

Role: Project Buyer
Location: Cheltenham, South West
Salary: Competitive (depending on experience)

Key Skills: Buyer, Aerospace, Defence, Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatics, ERP, Procurement

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.

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.

This is a permanent position