• Location

    Preston, Lancashire, N. W. England, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £25.00 per annum + .

  • Contact:

    Michaela Elliott

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the existing Capital & Construction procurement team, working across the Warton & Samlesbury sites as a Buyer to support the BAE Systems Air Sector business.

The successful candidate will be required to support and manage the end to end procurement process of Construction and Plant & Equipment projects. These projects typically include; key infrastructure upgrades, utilities installation & removal, building refurbishments, office accommodation upgrades, installation of manufacturing plant & equipment and site rationalisation work.

Typically this will require the buyer to work with multiple stakeholders including; engineers, budget holders, SMEs, external suppliers, contractors and consultancies.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

Support and manage the end to end life cycle of the procurement process, including: scope activity, production and management of tenders, conduct negotiations to achieve best value, delivery and payment terms, award and maintain contracts

  • Issue tenders using e-RFX systems & assist suppliers to register & use e-RFX systems
  • Manage purchase orders on behalf of customers and address associated queries
  • Actively identify and deliver savings in support of the Indirect Procurement Services Value Proposition
  • Establishing relationships with customers, stakeholders and suppliers and evolving these relationship over time
  • Management of a contractor database (including supplier additions)
  • Participation in project team meetings
  • Undertaking activities in line with BAE Systems policies, processes and charters
  • Collate data, generate and update reports as required
  • Support customers in resolving issues
  • Where required undertake visits to assess potential suppliers

The Successful Applicant:

We are seeking a procurement professional who can demonstrate a track record of success alongside the following:

  • Comfortable operating in a team working environment
  • Ability to follow and apply governance policies
  • CIPS Qualified or working towards
  • Competent communicator across a range of stakeholder levels and business areas
  • Have a determined, proactive and flexible approach
  • Construction / Plant & Equipment procurement experience and/or experience in a manufacturing environment at Buyer level beneficial
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst ensuring deadlines are met
  • Experience with Word and Excel software

We also look for additional attributes, such as:

  • Personable Demeanour, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, Data Analysis, Excellent Organisational Skills, Good Business Instincts, Mathematics Skills, Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures, Strategic Planning Abilities