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MPI Aviation
Salary: To Be Discussed Upon Application
Location: Chester
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: Jenny Hodnett
Sector: Sales & Purchasing, Military & Defence
Category: Buyer Jobs

Commodity Specialist (Buyer) - (Fixed Term Contract) @ Broughton CH4 0DH 


Applicants must hold a current SC Clearance
Summary of Role: 
Reporting to the Commodity Manager or Supply Chain Manager, implements and manages standard agreements. Creates RFQs for standard equipment. Administers complex POs and creates business area supply chain metrics for publication to functional and programme leads. Supports more senior colleagues to create commodity agreements. 
Main Duties
Support to market assessment for the commodity
Creation of Requests for Quotation and selects suppliers for standard equipment
Assessment of supplier capabilities, best value for money
Performance of due diligence
Implementation of standard Supplier Agreements
Management and measurement of suppliers
Maintenance of purchase orders via ERP system
Identification and implementation of cost reduction initiatives
Identification and implementation of supplier performance improvement actions
Candidate Requirements:

Related degree or equivalent
Good communication/ influencing/ relationship building skills at all levels
Discipline of execution with urgency
Results/ goal driven
Good financial awareness
Good time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
Knowledge of MRP/ SAP
Innovative problem solver with analytical mind
Experience of supply chain solutions
Attention to detail
IT literate –excel, word, powerpoint, internet
Full UK Driving License (some UK and international travel may be required)
Continuous improvement skillset
Commodity knowledge
Understanding of technical requirements
Proven negotiation skills
Knowledge of contract law
About Raytheon: 
Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. 
Raytheon Career Development:
Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join.  Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.
Standard Benefits: 

  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role subject to line manager approval.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites

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