• Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £19.20 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chris Ward

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:


Responsible for the procurement of materials / commodities ensuring requirements related to cost, quality, delivery and relationship are achieved. To obtain materials and services at the lowest cost of acquisition in line with the Commodity / Category plan.

To own and maintain an individual Requisition tab for identified commodities ensuring the procurement of materials & services to time, cost, quality requirements. Ensure RFQs are issued, received and analysed appropriately to ensure effective Purchase order commitments.

Negotiate with suppliers to ensure the most effective business and technical outcome

The role holder will:

To identify optimum sources of supply. To select, negotiate and manage suppliers ensuring flow down of terms and conditions in accordance with the Procurement Plan.

To be commercially aware and to establish strong working relationships with suppliers.

Monitor and report on market trends and movements including Last Time Buys and obsolescence.

To operate in accordance with the company procedures and guidelines including Delegation of Authority.

Understand and adhere to the company Export Control requirements (supplier declaration forms, etc)

Experience of SAP Systems - In particular SAP procurement experience.

Procurement (Buying) experience across a range of commodities desirable. Electronic procurement experience in electronic commodities (3-5 years minimum in a procurement environment).

Experience in Supplier Selection.

Detailed experience with the Request for Quotation process .

Experience in negotiating ethical price deals across a range of commodities

Ensure application of procurement process & procurement plans are in place in accordance with the Life Cycle Management requirements.

Ensure robust contractual arrangements with the supply chain including flow down of project conditions.

Ensure compliance with company policy & procedures including the Quality System, SHE & Responsible Business Conduct. Flow down to suppliers of obligations in this regard.

Working with limited supervision.

Experience of working with engineers in value engineering or cost reduction exercises.

Attention to specification detail and it's content.

Experience of supporting projects and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.

Communication skills and team-player.