Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £27.42 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Morson International is looking for Senior Buyer for our client based in Portsmouth.

Purpose of role: To direct and manage all the procurement / supply chain activities associated with defined EM projects.The role includes the development of procurement / supply chain plans, and the associated engagement and management of suppliers, customers, projects and other stakeholders to deliver project contracted KPI's and objectives.

  • Key Technical Skills
  • Experience of Procurement / Supply Chain Department (5 year min)
  • Commercial and contractual acumen.
  • Working understanding of tool sets and IT.
  • Management of cost drivers in the value chain and the principles of Total Cost of Ownership. Management of change programmes.
  • Risk & opportunity management

Key Leadership/People Management Skills

  • Good listener.
  • Good motivator of others.
  • Good Coaching skills.
  • Good Mentoring skills
  • Pro-active and self-motivated.
  • Subject matter expert on time delivery, cost and quality through the successful actions of the Supply Chain.

Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills

  • Facilitation skills Mentoring and people development skills
  • Ability to communicate at peer and management levels, internally and externally.
  • Strong communicator, able to effectively influence outside the team.
  • Strong, ethical, values driven negotiator.

Top 6 Major Tasks and Activities:

  • Prepare the Procurement / Supply Chain plans and manage purchase orders for materials and services to deliver against contractual KPI's.
  • Manage, support and prepare outputs of deliverable and select suppliers.a.w. with the departmental procedures and in line with customer KPI's and requirements.
  • Manage and support or negotiate all commercial, financial, and schedule elements of the subcontracts/project and any authorised changes in line with departmental procedures and customer requirements.
  • Pro actively support and deliver effective supplier management and customer service delivery. Identify and implement business improvements resulting in cost saving opportunities.
  • Act as the primary point of contact with assigned suppliers and customers (internal/external).


  • MICPS qualified or working towards qualification

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