Buyer

Location
Loudwater
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 May 2018
Closes
14 Aug 2018
Ref
JCM7NR77B70X1PH51YH
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Permanent
Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems is a business within the Ultra Electronics Group and has supplied defence electronics systems for over 30 years to the UK Ministry of Defence, to major prime contractors and also directly to international military and commercial customers.

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems has a wide expertise in offering turnkey project, integrated system design and niche product solutions, using in house technology, specialist third party products and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology.

Providing solutions across a range of military, civil and related high integrity systems including C4ISR, data links, weapon interfacing, vetronics, safety critical systems, electro-optical surveillance, tracking and gunfire control, navigation systems and data distribution and networking systems. Ultra Electronics prides itself on developing long term relationships with its customers providing support for equipment throughout its service life and often beyond.

Job Requirements

Job Purpose
The Procurement function covers all requirements related to supply of goods into the business and strong Sub Contract management along with the storing, kit picking, goods inwards and logistics actions. The Procurement department takes responsibilities for the materials element of the product/project life cycle and for the provision of a robust and efficient supply and inventory management solution, maximising value for CSS

Key Responsibilities
  • To develop and manage an agile, robust, approved vendor base at the commodity group level focused on technological improvement and reduction of cost.
  • To take project delivery responsibility as determined by project milestones, for the on-time-in-full delivery of materials and services.
  • To negotiate sub-con contracts by utilising a strong technical, commercial and bid knowledge.
  • To identify and develop two-way, 'win-win' supplier-customer relationships.
  • To support departmental KPI requirements.
  • Validation of Purchase Requisitions and negotiation with vendors (where required) to ensure the best quality, cost and delivery (QCD) performance is achieved.
  • Timely issue and expediting of Purchase Orders in accordance with company procedures and processes to ensure the best possible terms with respect to QCD and risk mitigation are achieved and therefore, reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Obtaining written order acknowledgements against all PO's in a timely manner will be instrumental to the procurement process.
  • Utilise competitive tendering wherever product design and/or time constraints allow.
  • To implement effective supplier relationship management (SRM) with strategic/key vendors.
  • To measure and report vendor QCD performance, implement improvement plans and implement corrective actions for unsatisfactory performance.
  • Identify opportunities for spend-leverage with suppliers wherever possible.
  • Assist is the selection of new suppliers via a common set of criteria and scoring matrix.
  • Support procurement department objectives and KPI's and be instrumental in supporting their achievement.
  • Support the timely return of any defective material deliveries to respective vendors and procure replacement materials in accordance with company procedures and processes whilst minimising any impact on project milestones.

Personal Attributes
  • Purchasing, Supply based discipline.
  • Experience of working in and manufacturing engineering / industrial sector
  • Experience of Mechanical fabrication, PCB /electronic assembly procurement in the defence industry.
  • Management of subcontracts at system level
  • Must be computer literate and work with Word and Excel as a minimum.
  • Be analytical and commercially aware.
  • Be familiar with manufacturing documentation such as drawings, Bills of Materials and procurement specifications.
  • Personable, ability to be technically competent, and understand the requirement and have the ability to negotiate best value for the business.
  • Planning, Plan workload, take a view from the next level up as well as the detail.
  • Work as an individual and as a team member. Take ownership and deliver to timescale.
  • This is an office-based position with possible visits off-site to meet and negotiate with suppliers.
  • Travel between Loudwater, Greenford & Weymouth when required
  • Commitment beyond normal working hours may be required from time to time to meet project / departmental / business objectives

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