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Location: Cheltenham Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Defence Type: Permanent
Contact: Tiernan Murray Job Published: 18 days ago




A Buyer is needed for a respected and highly reputable Defence organisation based in Cheltenham who are looking to employ an experienced and well-rounded Buyer that takes pride in their work and experience with purchasing, priocurement and relationship management.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Buyer will include:

  • Ensure all purchasing requisitions messages are actioned on the system on time, and where requisitions are raised in arrears challenge and resolve appropriately
  • RFQ and Quotation analysis to ensure best total cost of acquisition. All quotations to be loaded into IFS and maintained. Includes pricing, MOQ and lead time accuracy
  • Manage the Supplier Open Order Book on a weekly basis, ensuring no dates in arrears, and IFS is kept up to date with accurate Confirmed deliveries and liaising with Planner when any issues arise that delays delivery
  • Action all MRP messages including Early, Late and Remove to all suppliers on a weekly basis. Update IFS accordingly
  • Escalate issues with delivery dates that don't meet MRP need with suppliers and escalate within team where necessary
  • Support weekly planning review within your respective area and ensure you have appropriate information to allow planning to re-plan orders appropriately
  • Work with CM to rationalize and reduce as many approved suppliers as possible (targets given per team)
  • Action the quarantine list daily and clear all parts within a 3-day period
  • Ensure all supplier returns are actioned within 72 hours of being put in the returns cage and target supplier return date within a 14-day period
  • Initiate and maintain all Supplier Approval documentation and process approvals
  • Supplier invoice queries resolutions
  • Identify and manage Risks to the Supply Chain via Risk Register and mitigating actions

What experience you need to be the successful Buyer:

  • Operational purchasing experience and demonstrated achievements
  • Excellent administrative, organisational and communication skills
  • Technical understanding of drawings and specification
  • Negotiation skills and experience
  • Aerospace experience (preferable)
  • Intermediate Excel skills (preferable)

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Buyer to progress their career. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

Please note that eligibility for UK security clearance up to BPSS level is required for the Buyer position.

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