Buyer

Recruiter
Cirrus Selection Limited
Location
Bedfordshire
Posted
20 Feb 2019
Closes
03 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a technical Buyer, working with a global industry leader in the defence sector, where you will be an integral member of a dedicated supply chain department, supporting a range of major programmes.

This role will see you work as a Direct Buyer, procuring a mix of mechanical and electrical components and equipment. You will have experience of the fundamental commercial elements of procurement such as RFQs, analysing quotes, selecting vendors and negotiation with vendors.

As Buyer, you will cover a range of activities which will include:

* Undertaking the procurement process including issuing RFQ’s bid evaluation, and award of contract

* Negotiating with suppliers to ensure best-value is achieved

* Achieving the successful delivery of procurements including the management of schedules.

* Developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships with key internal and external business contacts to achieve mutual benefit

* Providing the key interface between internal customers and suppliers to ensure that communication is effectively managed, and issues and risks are fully understood and communicated.

* Supporting internal and external reviews of supplier performance as required

* Contributing to the continual improvement of the supply chain processes

Buyer skills and experience

* Bachelors’ degree in a business/scientific/technical discipline is desirable

* Knowledge of SAP

* Mechanical (fabrications/machined items) and Electrical (box-build, cables, components) buying experience is highly desirable

* Excellent commercial skills with the ability to analyse and negotiate best-value agreements

* Data literate with strong analytical skills

* Individual who thrives on challenges, and has experience working within a fast-paced procurement function or similar environment

* Direct experience of the management of tactical supplier relationships

* Understanding of related disciplines/departments within a design and manufacturing environment

This is an excellent opportunity for a Buyer to make a significant difference to ongoing business success. For the right person, there will be opportunities to progress higher as the department continues to grow.

Please Note: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, this position requires candidates to be able 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.

Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment

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