Buyer - Defence Engineering

  • Location

    Dorchester, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Catherine Robinson

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Job Title: Buyer - Procurement
Location: Dorchester, Dorset
Contract Duration: 6 months
Hours: 37
Rate: £18.00 LTD
Part-time hours can also be considered

Job Purpose
Atlas Elektronik UK Ltd is seeking an experienced Buyer to support the site Procurement team on bids and projects. This key role will be responsible for ensuring an efficient supply chain is in place between the suppliers and Atlas Elektronik UK Ltd including the following:
-Procurement of parts, goods and services at the lowest total acquisition cost to the business whilst maintaining and exceeding site procurement targets including cost savings, delivery performance, lead times & quality.
-Ensuring continuity of supply throughout the supply chain, mitigating risks & managing commercial issues including contracts, pricing and overall supplier performance.
-Strategic negotiation of contracts, Terms and Conditions, customer flowdowns and MOD contract standards such as DEFCONS and DEFSTANS.
-Secondary core focus is to assist the Procurement team with category management, supplier and process development initiatives as they aim to improve their supply chain competitiveness.

About you

You will have significant experience in procurement within the defence engineering sector as well as a working knowledge of supply chain analysis, contract preparations and supplier management principles. You will also have knowledge of all aspects of materials management including negotiating and managing supplier relationships. You will be capable of formulating and implementing material sourcing strategies

Qualifications and Skills

-Lean experience such as a Green Belt certification desirable in order to apply Six Sigma tools within the Supply base.
-Strong all-round engineering knowledge including technical applications, materials and processes.
-Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.
-Project Management skills an advantage.
-Skilled in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) - IT capable.
-SAP knowledge a definite advantage - must have MRP/ERP experience.
-Understanding of lean supply chains & principles.
-Supply chain certification to full MCIPS Diploma would be a distinct advantage.

Please note he successful candidate will need to achieve SC clearance in line with site requirements.
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