This is a role requiring a dynamic and energetic Buyer
capable in solving the root cause of problems and delivering the solution. They
shall operate in a fast paced Purchasing and Operations environment and shall
be capable of being flexible in managing and prioritising a number of issues.
This role is an opportunity for a Buyer to progress to a new level and they
will be supported by a broad depth of experience within the Supply Chain team.
The main purpose of this role is to ensure the improvement in performance of a
selected number of suppliers within distinct commodity groups reaching the
required levels in support of overall business objectives.
This is a strategic role, with actions driven out by
operations needs and risks identified by all levels within the supply chain as
a whole. The day to day running of the supply chain will be carried out by
Operational Buyers. The Purchasing team are within the Supply Chain function
providing production materials and services operating within an MRP
Manage a defined range of commodities and key
suppliers driving improvements to the “5 Rights” in support of the business
Be able to take responsibility for actions and keep
hold of issues whilst delivering the solution to all root causes - not quick
Communicate well as part of a team
Understanding when to call on Strategic Sourcing
support for problems.
Ensuring queries are resolved quickly for the
Identify risk within the supply chain and manage the
appropriate plans to address these in line with recognised tools and standards.
Contribute to and lead key improvement projects
related to systems and processes in use both within the department and
Perform business and performance reviews of
Identify and deliver cost down initiatives, period
Provide costs and view opportunities and
alternatives providing long term lowest cost solution.
Support and provide a commercial interface for
purchase of non-production requirements.
Customer Focus Knows and
understands the needs of internal and external customers. Are results oriented and works hard to
consistently provide exceptional service.
Ethics and Values Adheres to
an effective set of core values and beliefs and acts in accordance. Rewards the right values and disapproves of
Problem Solving Looks beyond the
obvious to find effective solutions.
Integrity and Trust Widely
trusted and seen as direct and truthful.
Functional/Technical Skills Possesses the skills to be effective in the job. Has the skill to perform the job at a high
level of accomplishment.
Listening Practices active
and attentive listening, able to hear others.
Action-oriented Full of energy,
willing to take action.
Composure Cool under
pressure, not knocked off balance by the unexpected, is a settling influence
Values Diversity Supports
fair and equal treatment for all.
& specialist training required:
Previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing
environment, Aerospace/medium batch high variety
Previous proven experience of managing sourcing
solutions and supply chain problems within the external supply chain.
Confident and professional manner in dealing with
suppliers and internal customers
Demonstrable experience and success in previous role
Task performance driven and keen to progress
A strong individual capable of working on own
initiative whilst being a good team player
Experienced in managing, interpreting and analysing
purchasing data with strong IT skills.
Use of MRP system for in a manufacturing &
Understanding and experience of export regulations and
the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Business/Commercial audit experience
Experience in a Lean manufacturing / Supply Chain
MCIPS or studying towards MCIPS
Qualification in engineering or business discipline
(ideally degree qualified) or experience in working in a technical environment.
Attention to detail
Proactive and driven