Senior Buyer

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Defence Type: Permanent
Contact: Meg Easterbrook Job Published: 22 days ago

Senior Buyer



A market leader in military aircraft engineering is looking for a Senior Buyer to join their organisation in Bournemouth on a permanent basis.
We need someone to support, plan, implement and deliver a procurement strategy for a key business program.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Senior Buyer will include:

  • Managing second tier suppliers and supporting strategic supply chain development with guidance from the management team
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships across departments, in particular with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Negotiating proposals, contract modifications and agreements
  • Manage and control all subcontract documentation, data, files and reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Drive improved profitability and bid cost reduction through re-use, best practice processes and knowledge sharing
  • Supporting bid teams to source, manage and secure con-contracts

Skills and Qualifications of the Senior Buyer Role:

We need to hire the best talent across the industry, so having previous experience/skills of the below is a must. We will accept applicants who aren't a 100% match but provide a strong cover letter to show off your strengths.

  • Extensive background in managing a supply base, and managing supplier performance
  • Ability to build procurement strategy around a second-tier supplier base
  • Experience working with Operational Function such as Materials Management, Planning and Logistics
  • Extensive use of MRP systems for purchase order management
  • Previous experience working in an aerospace engineering organisation
  • An understanding of EASA regulations
  • Part 21G, J and 145 would be advantageous
  • A strong knowledge of procurement and contract management principles, as well as project management.
  • Must be eligible for Security Clearance


The successful Senior Buyer will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary plus a full benefits package.
To find out more specific information please do enquire by calling Meg at Gold Group on 01342 330503 or sending your CV in

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