Category Buyer

Location
Farnborough
Salary
£38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
09 Mar 2017
Closes
06 Apr 2017
Ref
HQ00012864
Contact
Lucy Fowler-Tutt
Clearance Level
BPSS, DV, SC
Job Type
Permanent
Your experience of procurement within an Aerospace and Defence environment would be of great interest to my client. You will join a successful team to ensure effective procurement for bidding and campaign projects.

You will be working in a state of the art complex, surrounded by innovative individuals. As part of the Procurement Team, you will be given both the freedom to perform your role and any continuous professional development you require.

Job Description

As a Category Buyer you will be accountable for driving procurement compliance and strategy within the bidding and programme teams. This includes the preparation of the procurement strategy and documents, sourcing, data collection and analysis and managing communication with suppliers and internal customers. You will have the following accountabilities:

Developing proposals and tenders agreeing appropriate methodology in which to lead and facilitate supply-chain interaction and negotiation
Building of strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
Providing high quality inputs into all bids / projects through written and verbal means to ensure best practice sourcing
Supplier engagement to ensure the provision of accurate cost information for bidding purposes in order to minimize commercial risk
Keep up-to-date about customers' needs and expectations
Bid management to include development of sourcing strategy, stakeholder mapping and engagement, bid solicitation, contract negotiation and award, and on-going supplier governance.

Qualifications / Experience

Aerospace or Defence engineering industry experience would be a distinct advantage and any candidate with this will get preference
Must have experience of contracts and contract writing
Bid management and pre-sales stakeholder management experience is essential
Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Engineering higher-level education or degree qualification
MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification preferred
Demonstrable procurement experience in a project management environment
Ability to operate and positively influence in a hybrid-matrix organisation
Independent worker with high degree of professionalism, and integrity.

Job Title:Category Buyer
Salary:£38,000 - £40,000pa DOE
Location:Farnborough, Hampshire
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:LF/HQ 12864

Security

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.