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Assistant Buyer

BAE Systems
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Electronic Systems We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive Electronic Systems Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists. At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working. Our Electronic Systems Business The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defence electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives. Assistant Buyer/BuyerWe currently have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Buyer/Buyer to join our Procurement function at our site in Rochester, Kent.As an Assistant Buyer/Buyer you will be responsible for supporting the placement of low value Purchase Orders, and the maintenance of these Orders in accordance with Procurement procedures and processes. You will interface with suppliers, internal project teams and functions to ensure the timely receipt of material to meet the requirements of the business.This role will provide you with personal development opportunities and the ability to engage and learn with other in the team. You will also gain exposure to our wider business and work with our key stakeholders. Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Buyer/Buyer will involve:
    Receiving requisitions and demands, negotiating with suppliers, and processing Purchase Orders and Purchase Order amendments in accordance with Procurement processes and procedures, and the requirements of the businessUnderstanding the budget requirements for the Purchase Orders they are responsible for, and to support achievement of these requirements through effective negotiation with their supplierObtaining and communicating progress updates from suppliers in an effective manner, and understanding when to escalate issues to more senior members of staffMaintaining Supplier open order books and ensuring that correct and current data is maintained in the Oracle ERP systemProcessing supplier returns, ensuring these are actioned in a timely mannerUnderstand and supporting the implementation of corporate Procurement processes (Strategic Supplier Management, Sub-Contract Management, and Commodity Management) as appropriate to their area of responsibilitySupporting other members of the Procurement Team as required in their daily responsibilities Your skills and qualifications:Essential
      Experience within a Procurement or similar commercial environmentStock knowledge / Supply Chain / inventory knowledge experienceSystems experience - Oracle ERP advantageous - strong Excel, and PowerPoint Desirable
        HNC/HND in Business Studies What we are looking for in you:
        You will have good communication skills being able to liaise with key stakeholder and those around you. You will effectively work in a team environment be organised and have good time management skills. You will be flexible in being able to travel to supplier site as and when required.

        Location: Rochester, Kent
        Salary: Up to £28,000 depending on experience Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive. BAE Systems: BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.
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