Procurement Buyer - Aviation/ Aerospace

Posted 25/06/2024 by Pod Talent Ltd

£25,000 - £30,000/annum 35% bonus + CIPS


Pod Talent is excited to partner with a leading global aerospace business to recruit a Buyer to join their team of 12.

As a result of a company-wide expansion and the implementation of a global initiative, the buyer will be joining a role responsible for procurement activities in the UK and Canada, to deliver significant cost savings and generate value across the group.

This role is available due to ongoing growth , within the business. There is a huge emphasis on learning and development and career advancement, with clear structures and paths in place so that you can progress to Senior Buyer within 12-18 months.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, keep reading!

The buyer will not only be a fundamental member of a newly created team, but they will have full autonomy over procurement in their regions. They will also be:

  • Tasked with procuring goods and materials to ensure that the company’s operational needs are met, considering the price, quality, and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Monitoring market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers.
  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to deliver business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities.
  • Working collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise on impact of change on procurement and production activities.
  • The business is open to seeing candidates from different industries, however an understanding of aerospace, aviation, engineering or manufacturing will be useful.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to learn, entrepreneurial mindset and strong excel skills.

The company also have an excellent package available, with a 4.5 day working week, bonus scheme of up to 35% of annual salary, full CIPS sponsorship (or any other qualifications you feel will advance your career), wellbeing allowance, BUPA private healthcare, pension and hybrid working.

If this sounds like you, or you feel that this is a challenge you'd enjoy then apply by sending an updated CV to (url removed)

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