Purchasing Officer

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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:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Morson International is looking for Purchasing Officer for BAE Systems in Christchurch.

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

  • Take a leading role in supplier management for a given / range of suppliers.
  • 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.
  • Create contracts to suit the needs of the programme requirements, ensuring flow-down of conditions & requirements as necessary.
  • Support events for contracts as appropriate.
  • Support the management of supplier sourcing and selection process.
  • Support 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.

Additional Information

  • Ability to interact with a wide selection of staff in our cross-functional engagement in the organisation and with our suppliers.
  • Ability to think and express themselves clearly and succinctly. Material would be generated through the standard Microsoft tools and competence is essential particularly in Word and Excel.
  • Ability to speak and express themselves clearly and succinctly.
  • Ability to research, assemble an argument, debate in an open-minded way, and reach a conclusion in a mutually-beneficial way both in our organisation and with suppliers.
  • Must be comfortable with, at times, standing firm on a decision and implementing same.
  • To be CIPS qualified, or currently enrolled and studying for same.
  • Experience of working an ERP system such as SAP.
  • A working familiarity with the terminology associated with COTS hardware and software.
  • Ability to review and guide teams on software licence content.
  • Must be able to multi-task and support numerous (and different) bids and projects at the same time.