Senior Buyer

Posted 10 October by Barclay Meade
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A manufacturing and engineering services business supporting the defence sector are recruiting a Senior Buyer. Applicants need material and services based procurement experience, within an aerospace, defence, engineering or manufacturing business.

The Senior Buyer will join a large team of Buyers and Procurement Specialists, reporting into a Purchasing Manager. This exciting procurement role is both supplier and customer facing, with the Senior Buyer procuring contracts and materials to satisfy customer requirements. The Senior Buyer will source from a diverse supply chain from; electro-mechanical items, sub-contract machining/finishing, composite materials and specialist engineering services.

Specific duties of the Senior Buyer will include:

  • Supplier/Sub-contractor management - develop new, and maintain existing supply chain relationships
  • Act as point of contact for customers in relation to the delivery of their contract
  • Monitor and manage supplier/subcontractor performance
  • Engage effectively with production and engineering stakeholders in regards to "in-house" processes
  • Support the development of new procurement processes and systems

Senior Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Procurement, Purchasing, Commercial, Supplier or Subcontracts experience
  • Experience within; aerospace, defence, manufacturing, engineering or support services business
  • The ability to negotiate and agree supply contracts with the supply chain
  • A relationship builder who can engage effectively with; suppliers, customers and stakeholders
  • Adaptable, resilient and open to a challenge

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

Required skills

  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Sourcing
  • Buyer

Reference: 36320098

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