Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Christchurch, Dorset
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895527_1548689561
Contact Name: Desi Koleva
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 28, 2019 15:32

Job Description

Your record and previous experience as a buyer/supply chain offer within the Aviation and Aerospace industry will be of a great interest to my client, who is currently looking for a Senior Buyer to join their respected and well-known organisation. Woking alongside two of the other Senior Buyers within the team, you will each be allocated to different projects, using your experience and understanding of ERP Systems as well as SAP.

You will be part of a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems, they provide critical solutions delivering outsourced aviation services for military and civil customers worldwide through military training, special mission flight operations, outsourced commercial aviation and aircraft engineering. They are recognised as a world leading supplier of robust, high performance equipment and solutions that enable reliable connectivity.

Below are some further details on the role. At the bottom of the page is where you can apply.

About the job:

*Understand and monitor the maintenance plan and forecast for nominated aircraft types
*Source parts/components to meet the plan from manufacturers, approved repair agents and other third party suppliers, applying initiative to choose effectively from appropriate vendors
*Negotiate pricing and terms where flexibility exists, drafting deals for agreement with the Supply Chain Manager
*Create and process purchase, repair and exchange orders, expediting delivery dates to meet engineering requirements whilst maintaining records on all ERP and tracker systems
*Liaise with the planning function to ensure timely provisioning of required components, reacting to 'Aircraft on Ground' requirements and supporting the Shipping Coordinator as required to ensure on time delivery
*Ensure used rotables are returned within exchange arrangements
*Build/foster/nurture relationships with suppliers, undertaking visits to build understanding and rapport
*Communicate with and build understanding with customers/engineers/base managers/chief engineers as required
*Comply with policies/process/practices including export compliance and controlled products
*Provide 'Out of Hours' cover on a rotational basis
*Understand and act in accordance with all relevant company policies, procedures and regulations
*Undertake any other duties and activities as reasonably requested by the company

About you:

*Extensive experience as a technical/aerospace buyer within engineering and/or aviation services, preferably with experience in the rotary wing sector (essential)
*Experience and understanding of planning and using ERP systems such as SAP, AMIS, Aerotrac etc (essential)
*Experience and expertise in problem solving, pulling together reporting data using M/S Office software, and co-ordinating with a range of stakeholders/multi-disciplinary teams to track orders in real time (essential)
*CIPS or similar qualifications (desirable)
*Knowledge and experience of Export Compliance requirements and processes (desirable)
*Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate concisely and effectively with all stakeholders
*Able to solve problems/supply chain challenges utilising sound judgement
*Can broaden, develop and maintain dependable internal and external relationships
*Ability to influence and negotiate with suppliers including commercial deal formulation
*Demonstrate reliable organisational and time management skills with flexibility for change to meet deadlines and requirements from bases
*High levels of integrity, work ethic and confidentiality
*Self-motivated, assertive, resilient.

Senior Buyer
Salary ranges depending on experience

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 DV 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 is a permanent position.

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

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