Senior Buyer

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24 days ago

Senior Buyer


6 months contract

£45 per hour - Umbrella

Inside IR35

Role Summary

The Senior buyer will be responsible for developing and manage a supply chain for the Naval business and making sure that components are delivered according to Quality, Cost and Time as per the project needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of a Naval supply chain & supplier agreements

  • Support NPI (new product introduction) and develop a long-term supply chain for the business

  • Negotiate terms and conditions, manage claims and vendor recovery

  • Order fulfilment tasks to ensure material on time delivery, PO placement and Invoice management

  • Co-ordinate supplier and product qualification together with Quality, Engineering and R&D

  • Review supplier performance (schedule, Manufacturing, Quality) to identify risks to the program and develop appropriate mitigation plans

  • Drive supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management excellence

  • Develop alternate sources and/or risk mitigation plans for single & sole source suppliers

  • Identify and deliver value-adding opportunities from the supply chain

  • Manage and improve supplier relationship and demonstrate the ability to communicate problems and present solutions with internal and external customers at senior levels


  • Demonstrable years of sourcing and procurement experience with in-depth experience in high-value and complex projects.

  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills, with excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience within the defence or power industry related products.

  • Management of high value bespoke manufactured components, including assemblies.

  • Main Suppliers are UK based, must be able to travel on a weekly basis.

  • Project Management Skills, Schedule Management a must.

  • Quality, Supplier Quality experience would be beneficial.

  • Development of measurement metrics to measure their small group of suppliers.

  • Experience on SAP, Microsoft packages including MS Project.

To be considered for the role then please apply with CV

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