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Date Added: Wed 12/05/2021

Strategic Buyer

London, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £55000/annum plus bonus & benefits

Are you an experienced Strategic Buyer looking for a role within a leading aerospace and defence manufacturer? Do you want to work in a state-of-the-art facility, whilst supporting purchasing operations across various low-cost international economies? Do you want to use your strategic procurement experience to play a key role within an organisation that has won awards for innovation and has a rich history of quality and pioneering new technology across the globe? If so, this could be the right career move for you.
The key responsibilities of the Strategic Buyer include:
* Managing and driving down total acquisition costs whilst handling complex sourcing processes and activity within a complete manufacturing outsourcing environment
* Reducing inventory and increasing stock turns
* Manage all commodities and the associated supplier base including indirect procurement activities
* Negotiating contracts and service level agreements and managing commercial terms and conditions
* Foster supplier partnerships and collaboration whilst managing supplier performance in low-cost country environments
* Lead and support lean methodology and continuous improvement both internally and within the supply chain and sub-tiers
* Manage and foster strong relationships with internal stakeholders including the support of tactical buyers
* Implementation of competitive sourcing strategies for commodity or spend responsibility expenditure
As Strategic Buyer, you'll fulfil the below requirements:
* Professional qualification in purchasing (such as CIPS) or a relevant business degree
* Experience working in a manufacturing /engineering environment and a high compliance, high technology industry
* Significant international strategic procurement experience, particularly within a technical environment
* Experience with sourcing in low cost offshore economies
* Experience of manufacturing outsourcing, managing first tier and sub-tier procurement activity
* Ability to optimize value and drive down cost across a complex, full systems assembly supply chain
* Ability to forge strong internal and external relationships
* Be prepared to travel, including overseas, as required (typically several weeks per quarter)
* Excellent communication and IT skills
The successful Strategic Buyer will be joining a word-class organisation, and will occupy a challenging, autonomous role. You will make a big impact in a dynamic organisation, part of a multi-billion-pound turnover, global Aerospace and Defence corporation, working in a truly global outsourced manufacturing supply chain. You will have the ability to shape best practice across an international supply chain, enjoying a varied, exciting role that will challenge your supply chain and procurement capability
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