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Category Buyer

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £16 - £17 per hour

  • Contact:

    John Sadler

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  • Contact phone:

    0161 707 1516

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Morson is delighted to be working in conjunction with a well respected Defence organisation who have a requirement for a Category Buyer for an initial 12 month contract. The rate of pay for this role will be £17 Per Hour PAYE. Please find a full description below:

You will be part of a Procurement team purchasing commodities to support multiple projects across the business. Typical responsibilities will include

? Preparation and submission of RfQs
? Review, draft and negotiate contracts incl. T's and C's and tenders for the supply of goods and services
? Maintain and improve the integrity of System Product Data for assigned categories
? Provide guidance and support to the IPT on contractual matters
? Provide commercial insight on assigned categories and proposition proposals for business improvement
? Undertakes and ensures that all negotiations with the Suppliers are professionally conducted.
? Draft and prepare purchase orders, other agreements and internal approvals in line with standard formats, and in line with our MRP system.
? Accurate maintenance of Purchase Order System Data.
? Achieve & maintain Supplier schedule adherence of >90%.
? Report cost savings both gross and net.
? Contributor to cost savings targets.
? Attend Vendor meetings on and off site when required.
? Attend internal IPT meetings where required or appropriate.
? Material/component obsolescence recognition and management.
? Liaison with data analyst for metric reporting
? Functional focal point for customers/suppliers regarding contract and supply chain issues.
? Provide support to corporate procurement initiatives where appropriate

Qualifications and experience

? Previous experience of drafting, negotiating and reviewing goods and service contracts
? A detailed understanding of commercial and legal agreements
? Strong attention to detail around governance and contractual improvements
? Ability to work independently under broad direction, actively managing and prioritising tasks
? Capture and report on contractual risk as needed
? Appropriate qualifications including numeracy (CIPS or legal qualifications preferred)
? A team player, building relationships and managing stakeholders at all levels
? Analytical mind with excellent attention to detail
? Good communication skills (written & oral)
? I.T. literate
? Organised
? Questioning

Due to the nature of the work, candidates must either hold or be willing to undergo a Security Clearance.

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