Senior Buyer

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  • Location

    Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £25.00 - £35.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    9 Months

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Morson International is looking for Senior Buyer for our client based in Clyde, Scotland.

Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain the Category Specialist will have responsibility for Value Plan strategy execution across Projects. Objectives for this role will include:

* Establishing Business Unit requirements, including those driven by the future bid pipeline
* Delivering tangible, bottom-line benefits to the Division
* Supporting the delivery of Business Unit strategies through the rigorous management of contract and supplier performance


* Category Management
o Manages category strategies that maximise value for the business based on understanding of business needs and supply market potential
o Execution of the category strategy, including negotiating and contracting with suppliers, evaluating on-going contract and supplier performance and measuring contract compliance
* Sourcing
o Captures specific business requirements and builds into ITT or RFI documents
o Executes sourcing activity using strategic sourcing methodologies in order to put fit-for-purpose supply contracts in place
o Accountable for the implementation of pan-divisional contracts so that they can be used in practice by the business units
o Where appropriate, supports major bid activity where there is a significant category requirement
* Supply Management
o Segmenting and managing suppliers within the category
o Executing the appropriate strategies to incentives and engage suppliers and to measure and incentives their performance
o Managing appropriate supplier governance, fed by relevant data and attended by empowered representatives of both organisations

Key Success Criteria

* Value delivery in line with agreed targets for the category
* Supplier performance that meets operational requirements of the Business Units
* Ensuring a strong health, safety and environmental ethos is applied throughout the supply chain
* Excellent cross functional stakeholder relationships

Qualifications & Requirements
Education & Professional Qualifications
* Qualified to degree level or equivalent
* MCIPS or equivalent professional qualifications

Experience & Background
* Experienced procurement practitioner with knowledge of current strategic procurement techniques and (c. 5 Years in Sourcing & Procurement)
* Knowledge of relevant categories
* Experience working in project environments at both biding and delivery phases of lifecycle
* Proven track record of identifying and delivering procurement savings

Business Skills & Knowledge
* High quality communication ability, both written and orally
* Highly commercial, with a proven ability to use procurement to unlock value for the business
* Delivery focused with a pragmatic, hands-on approach that enables strategies to be fully executed
* Ability to operate successfully in dual reporting or matrix organisations

Recognising the restricted nature of work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.