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about 1 month ago
Morson International
Salary: £20.57 - £21.57 per hour
Location: Belfast
Job type: Contract
Contact: Matthew Crook
Sector: Commercial Contracts
Job Role: Buyer Jobs

Buyer

A leading electrical equipment supplier within the Defence sector is seeking a Buyer/Purchasing assistant on a temporary basis.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

To ensure bought-out materials are procured to the required specification having regard for quality, delivery, price and other contractual conditions.

Responsible for ensuring an increased profit contribution in support of TADL Business Plans through cost effective and strategic purchasing focused not on price but on total cost of acquisition and added value to TADL's competitive advantage.

JOB FACTS & FIGURES

The jobholder may be responsible for contracts up to a value of £10m and/or a personal purchasing budget of approx ‑ £500k equating to a management of approx 400 purchase parts and will have authority to negotiate and approve individual Purchase Orders and Sub-Contracts up to £75K.

JOB CONTEXT & CONTENT

The Buyer/Planner will support the negotiation and financial and contractual control of UK and Overseas Purchases and Sub-contracts and the definition and implementation of the systems and processes required to successfully manage them.

TADL now operates under the following principles: JIT Manufacturing, Minimum Inventory Policy, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Material Requirements Planning, Supplier performance and relationship Management. The jobholder must operate and manage within the context of these methodologies.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Support to the preparation and issue of Purchase orders and or sub-contracts/orders utilising MRPII & Procurement System. Signs and approves purchase orders within Delegation of Authority Limits, and manages Sub-Contracts after contract approval.
  1. Negotiate purchase pricing and terms and conditions

  1. Interface with relevant departments to ensure overall supply requirements are met.
  2. Support the preparation and management of reviews with relevant Suppliers.
  3. The administration and control of purchase orders and sub-contracts established by the purchasing executive to ensure that supplier contractual obligations are met.
  4. Co-ordinate all invoice and accounts queries relating to purchase orders to assist the orderly flow of cash.
  5. Develop and ensure the use of effective and efficient processes within the Supply management function in the further integration and continued improvement of Chorus 2 processes within Supply Management.

PROBLEMS FACED

  • The control and co-ordination of supplier quality.
  • Management of non-conforming materials to minimise any impact on programme schedules.
  • The job‑holder must be able to both plan, and react, in a dynamic
  • Environment with minimal guidance.
  • Ensure prioritisation of TADL requirements with suppliers.
  • Monitor and manage supplier price escalation

Develop, maintain & improve supplier performance

PLANNING & ORGANISING

Development and implementation of systems and processes will require significant management, planning and control..

The jobholder will support the effective distribution of work within the function.

Supply reviews will be supported as directed by the Subcontracts manager and on an as required basis.

The jobholder will monitor trends in system performance (e.g. Change in inventory levels, number of short lead orders, work queues, lengthening of lead-times etc.

Lead-times and shortages - will take action to redress any problems where necessary and will monitor and report system performance to the Purchasing-Manager.

DIRECTION RECEIVED

The Buyer will report to the Subcontract Manager however the job will require independent working within TADL and with suppliers.

WORKING CONTACTS

The jobholder will have internal contact with all departments including Manufacturing, Material Planning, Systems, Project Management, Product Support, Engineering and Accounts.

Occasional internal contact with Director Members of the company may be required.

With respect to external contacts, the jobholders interfaces may include suppliers, at all levels, up to and including Managing Director and with senior customer personnel eg MOD Project Office.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

A high degree of computer literacy particularly with respect to Office packages would be desirable.

A general commercial knowledge is regarded as desirable as is a sound knowledge and experience of company products and processes particularly in relation to supply management.

Well developed human relations skills are needed to motivate, influence and understand people both inside and outside the company.

Continual learning is involved due to changes in purchasing philosophy and in customer contractual conditions. A successful candidate should be willing to undertake an HNC if not already held.

If this position is of interest, please contact Mathew Crook on /

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