Commodity Buyer

  • Location

    Luton, Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £400.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Matthew Crook

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    Autumn 2018

  • Client:


A leading Aerospace manufacturers based near Luton Airport are recruiting for a Commodity Buyer to join on an interim basis for 6 months initially. Although an extension is likely or the option to be taken on permanent.

Please note: - Aerospace backgroud is ideal. Must demonstrate strong analytical skills and be proficient with Excel and Powerpoint for reporting purposes. This role will also be 50% UK and overseas travel.

Key roles and responsibilities

* Develop and implement robust commodity strategies to support the with business objectives.

* Work with internal stakeholders in order to understand Internal Customer demand

* Develop and monitor cost / lead-time reduction targets, by demonstrating value at reviews

* Leads, evaluates and negotiates tender/Request for Quotation (RFQ) process

* Capture Engineering requirements and commercially communicate to the supply base

* Negotiates best terms (price, payment terms, lead time, Ts & Cs, etc.) with supply base,

* Understands price analysis and can interrogate the Suppliers price to determine if fair and equitable

* Receive requisitions and demands, process purchase orders in accordance with procurement processes and procedures

* Has a sound understanding of Ts & Cs and confident to negotiate and good legal awareness surrounding contractual management

* Runs MRP (SAP), and executes subsequent demand, to ensure that goods are available in a timely manner to support operational plans

* Good understanding and knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM) structure

* Maintains current and accurate purchase order data in ERP

Skills and Experience

* Demonstrates experience in "direct" principles and practices procurement, gained in a fast-moving Manufacturing environment is desirable

* Good negotiation and influencing skills and able to manage a variety of relationships both vertically and horizontally

* Experience running the tender process

* A good understanding of the Export Controls (including ITAR & EAR) associated with contracting within the Defence/Aerospace industry is desirable

* Proficient in MS Office Suite and database management skills

* Experience with MRP / ERP Systems. SAP is desirable* High level of motivation and professionalism is required

* Good analytical and numerical skills as well as planning capabilities

If the Commodity Buyer position is of interest please apply of contact Matthew Crook on 0161 707 1516/