Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Morson International is looking for Senior Buyer for our client based in Barrow In Furness

Plan, deliver and monitor procurement activity for the specific item/scope of work assigned.

  • Execution of the end-to-end procurement process i.e. delivery of information, products and services to quality, cost and schedule requirements.
  • Continually review supplier performance.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Independently undertake transnational procurement activity including; raising Request for Quotations, negotiating price and lead times, creating and managing purchase orders, expediting delivery and managing payments.
  • Undertake supplier assessment and due diligence activity to ensure the effective selection of suppliers to meet business needs.
  • Record and report cost savings / cost avoidance.
  • Communicate with suppliers and internal / external stakeholders - resolving a wide variety of routine problems and quality issues, escalating complex / high impact issues when necessary.
  • Apply awareness of risk and opportunity management to address low impact risks within contract management activity.
  • Update systems such as SAP, eDMS, Teamcenter with quality, accurate information relating to the procurement activity, in accordance with document management policy and process.
  • Continually review the performance of suppliers against quality, cost and delivery metrics to ensure Submarines' requirements are met and to secure improvements.
  • Complete cost-forecasting for equipment within individual's scope.
  • Support the team, with minimal supervision, in the preparation of material in support of major subcontract / transactions process activity, including (but not limited to): raising requests for information, issuing invitation to tenders and contract packs, stage gate presentations, supplier down-selection, managing data deliverable, supplier visits (onsite and at supplier sites), supplier relationship management.

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of in-scope product / service being provided to ensure requirements with respect to nuclear safety and environmental management are understood and delivered/met where applicable
  • Sound knowledge of procurement principles and practices
  • Sound understanding of negotiation and supplier management techniques
  • Sound understanding of commercial aspects of contracts (with support).
  • Knowledge of in-scope product / service being procured

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