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  • Location

    Christchurch, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £25.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Morson International is looking for Buyer for our client based in Christchurch , Dorset

As a Buyer your responsibilities will include working with other Procurement staff and assisting the Procurement Lead, Projects and Business Development with:

  • Take a leading role in supplier management for a given / range of supplier(s).
  • Proactively manage the performance of the suppliers in your control.
  • Proactive and sustained engagement in bids, tenders and contracts within the designated area, including close and collaborative working with other functions.
  • Lead the creation of contracts to suit the needs of the programme requirements, ensuring flow-down of conditions & requirements as necessary.
  • Manage acceptance events for contracts as appropriate.
  • Assume responsibility for management of supplier sourcing and selection process.
  • Lead negotiations and 'close deals' with supplier representatives within the designated area of the business for all contractual agreements e.g. POs, Licences, Confidentiality Agreements and provide proactive procurement management thereof.
  • Ensure application of governance to all Procurement activities as appropriate, including Export Compliance.
  • Create and issue purchase orders in support of delivering the project requirements.
  • Monitor and manage RFQ responses, expediting as necessary.
  • Monitor and manage PO delivery achievement.
  • Develop supplier relationships to increase competitiveness and mitigate risk.
  • Resolve all queries with suppliers to ensure on time delivery to cost, quality and schedule adherence.
  • Develop and agree a negotiating strategy with internal project stakeholders, then lead and negotiate agreements with the suppliers.
  • Contribute to ensure suppliers are meeting targets on key performance metrics.

What we are looking for in you:

  • Detailed knowledge of Procurement & Supplier Management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of terms & conditions in a Defence environment.
  • Good business, market and competitor knowledge in order to support/contribute to strategy formulation and growth.
  • Experience in similar role within a Defence or secure data/communications environment.
  • Experience of Export Control in a Defence environment.
  • Experience in use of SAP or similar ERP systems.
  • CIPS qualification desirable or a willingness to study for.

You should be able to demonstrate that:

  • You have a 'can do' attitude; deliver on commitments within agreed budgets and timescales
  • You enjoy team dynamics and contribute to a positive team spirit
  • A willingness to work away from your home site for periods of time
  • Self-organisation - you'll be good at managing time and conflicting priorities
  • You are innovative and able to drive improvement
  • You relish taking responsibility for yourself.

Recognising the restricted nature of work, suitable candidates will be SC Cleared or eligible for this level of clearance