Purchasing Officer

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  • Location

    Christchurch, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £25.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:


Morson International is looking for Purchasing Officer for our client based 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.