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3 months ago
Cubiq Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Location: Dorset
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Kaylie Balser
Sector: Aircraft
Category: Aerodynamics Engineer Jobs

Senior Buyer




We have an exciting new vacancy for a senior buyer to join an innovative client based in, Dorset. A key element of this role is to develop and support the management of major and strategic relationships with key subcontractors to ensure subcontractor performance and longer term commitment. The Senior Buyer needs to engage effectively with CAvS' key stakeholders to identify potential opportunities to compete work in CAvS' supply chain; preparing procurement plans and managing procurement activities; drafting and preparing RFIs, RFPs, RFQs and RFTs and subcontracts; identifying and implementing performance measurement and managing disputes.

As an Assistant commercial manager your main responsibilities will include;

  • Managing major and strategic suppliers and strategic relationships
  • Identify and manage risks associated with key and major subcontracts
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders across CAvS UK and key suppliers
  • Assessing the Make vs Buy and provide pay back justifications
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements with suppliers whilst applying sound commercial judgement and ensuring compliance with Cobham's policies; insurance requirements; confidentiality requirements; and 'flow down' requirements from customer contracts
  • Supporting CAvS bid teams to source, manage and secure sub-contracts that meet customer needs and differentiates CAvS from its competitors
  • Drive improved profitability and bid cost reduction through re-use, best practice processes and knowledge sharing.
  • Manage and control all subcontract documentation, data, files and reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Supporting internal Phase Reviews/Approvals ensuring that all required approvals are obtained prior to executing a subcontract

Ideally you will have the below;

  • Experience in strategic supplier relationship management and developing procurement plans.
  • Graduate level
  • Tertiary qualifications in business, commerce, law, strategic procurement or a related discipline
  • Experience in supporting a Bid Team to negotiate and secure sub-contracts on complex support service programmes
  • Experience with preparing tender documentation
  • Experience with evaluating tender responses
  • Experience with project management principles and working as part of a project team
  • An advanced knowledge of procurement and contract management principles An advanced understanding of key contractual principles (e.g. contract formation, indemnities, consequential loss)
  • Understanding of various contract types (Cost-type, Firm / Fixed Price, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, Fixed Price Level of Effort, Time and Material)

This company is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. They do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Apply now for more details by sending your CV via the link provided and we will be in touch for a confidential discussion.

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