Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hurn, Dorset
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895929_1559580651
Contact Name: Anna Bonczchowska
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 03, 2019 17:50

Job Description

My client is looking for a Senior Buyer, a part of the Global Supply Chain Team within the Aviation sector focused on helping to implement procurement strategies and manage its existing and new subcontracts. The Senior Buyer needs to engage effectively with key stakeholders to identify potential opportunities to compete work in supply chain; preparing procurement plans and managing procurement activities; drafting and preparing subcontracts; identifying and implementing performance measurement and managing disputes.

About the Role:

*Managing major and strategic suppliers and strategic relationships
*Identify and manage risks associated with key and major subcontracts
*Developing and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders and key suppliers
*Preparing tender packs, evaluating tender proposals, negotiating contract terms and conditions.
*Negotiating proposals, contract modifications and agreements as required
*Assessing the Make vs Buy and provide pay back justifications
*Drafting and negotiating agreements with suppliers whilst applying sound commercial judgement and ensuring compliance with policies; insurance requirements; confidentiality requirements; and 'flow down' requirements from customer contracts
*Supporting bid teams to source, manage and secure sub-contracts that meet customer needs and differentiates the company from its competitors
*Drive improved profitability and bid cost reduction through re-use, best practice processes and knowledge sharing.
*Manage and control all subcontract documentation, data, files and reports in a timely and accurate manner
*Supporting internal Phase Reviews/Approvals ensuring that all required approvals are obtained prior to executing a subcontract
*Ensuring integrity of commercial in confidence, security classified and export-controlled information
*Ability to coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members to take positive action and accountability.

You will have the following experience:

*Experience in strategic supplier relationship management and developing procurement plans.
*Graduate level
*Tertiary qualifications in business, commerce, law, strategic procurement or a related discipline
*At least 4 years' experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on both simple and complex subcontracts
*Experience in supporting a Bid Team to negotiate and secure sub-contracts on complex support service programmes
*Experience with preparing tender documentation
*Experience with evaluating tender responses
*Experience with project management principles and working as part of a project team
*An advanced knowledge of procurement and contract management principles An advanced understanding of key contractual principles (e.g. contract formation, indemnities, consequential loss)
*Understanding of various contract types (Cost-type, Firm / Fixed Price, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, Fixed Price Level of Effort, Time and Material)
*Strong business acumen with the ability to clearly recognise risk elements in business transactions and develop strategies for mitigating risk

Senior Buyer
Hurn (Bournemouth Airport)
£45-50 DOE

Key Skills: strategic supplier relationship management; procurement plans, drafting, negotiating and advising on both simple and complex subcontracts; preparing tender documentation; evaluating tender responses; various contract types (Cost-type, Firm / Fixed Price, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, Fixed Price Level of Effort, Time and Material)

If you are a good match then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

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.

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. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency (perm). These roles are permanent positions.

This is a permanent position.

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

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