Morson Human Resources Limited
Blackburn, UK
12 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the existing Capital & Construction procurement team, working across the Warton & Samlesbury sites as a Buyer to support the BAE Systems Air Sector business.

The successful candidate will be required to support and manage the end to end procurement process of Construction and Plant & Equipment projects. These projects typically include; key infrastructure upgrades, utilities installation & removal, building refurbishments, office accommodation upgrades, installation of manufacturing plant & equipment and site rationalisation work.

Typically this will require the buyer to work with multiple stakeholders including; engineers, budget holders, SMEs, external suppliers, contractors and consultancies.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

Support and manage the end to end life cycle of the procurement process, including: scope activity, production and management of tenders, conduct negotiations to achieve best value, delivery and payment terms, award and maintain contracts
  • Issue tenders using e-RFX systems & assist suppliers to register & use e-RFX systems
  • Manage purchase orders on behalf of customers and address associated queries
  • Actively identify and deliver savings in support of the Indirect Procurement Services Value Proposition
  • Establishing relationships with customers, stakeholders and suppliers and evolving these relationship over time
  • Management of a contractor database (including supplier additions)
  • Participation in project team meetings
  • Undertaking activities in line with BAE Systems policies, processes and charters
  • Collate data, generate and update reports as required
  • Support customers in resolving issues
  • Where required undertake visits to assess potential suppliers

The Successful Applicant:

We are seeking a procurement professional who can demonstrate a track record of success alongside the following:
  • Comfortable operating in a team working environment
  • Ability to follow and apply governance policies
  • CIPS Qualified or working towards
  • Competent communicator across a range of stakeholder levels and business areas
  • Have a determined, proactive and flexible approach
  • Construction / Plant & Equipment procurement experience and/or experience in a manufacturing environment at Buyer level beneficial
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst ensuring deadlines are met
  • Experience with Word and Excel software

We also look for additional attributes, such as:
  • Personable Demeanour, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, Data Analysis, Excellent Organisational Skills, Good Business Instincts, Mathematics Skills, Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures, Strategic Planning Abilities

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