Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Yeovil, Somerset
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: LDPCL05_1564561270
Contact Name: Lisa Darbyshire
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 31, 2019 09:21

Job Description

Procurement Contracts Specialist
An interesting and unique opportunity has arisen for a Procurement Contracts Specialist to work with an important business who are globally viewed for being world leaders in with regards to their design, manufacture and support to the avionics industry.
This is a superb chance to work with a Company who hold a great heritage and pride themselves both on their reputation for excellence and for providing opportunities for their people, as Buyer you will be working within the UK team based at our Yeovil site in the South West of England.
What we can offer you:
Employment benefits include a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave, salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme, the opportunity to join an award winning pension scheme, free car parking, employee discount scheme, an on-site Occupational Health Service, flexible working, flexi -leave scheme and a generous relocation package.
As Procurement Contracts Specialist, the purpose of your role is to agree contracts with a supply base to acquire specific goods and services and be responsible for the following:
*To work with internal customers to scope and define business requirements with a view to specifying innovative and cost-effective supply chain solutions which enhance the level of support offered to customers.
*Negotiate and manage supplier contracts for performance of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for a range of hydro-mechanical equipment.
*Take the lead in day to day management of assigned suppliers and work with colleagues internally to optimise supplier performance.
*Support the company's acquisition of new business by participating in the bidding process
Key Responsibility Areas
*Day to day management and administration of assigned supplier accounts in order to resolve issues in a timely manner so that the flow of material to Customers is not interrupted,
*Timely issue of purchase orders for the performance of MRO services,
*Negotiation of long term support agreements for the performance of MRO services for customer owned assets to improve the levels of service LHD is able to provide to Customers and to reduce support costs,
*Maximise profitability whilst maintaining focus on asset availability,
*Build professional and effective relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders
*Work with Material Services to improve the performance of designated suppliers.
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
*Ideally an experienced procurement professional with knowledge and experience in MRO operations
*Experience in supplier or customer facing role preferably in defence and/or aerospace sector
*Engineering and/or customer support experience would be an advantage, ideally within military aerospace
*Experience or aptitude for contract development and negotiation
*Experience working in a team environment
*Capable of working with a degree of autonomy
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent with good level of numeracy and literacy
For further information or to apply please contact Lisa Darbyshire on 01793 317851 or email

Omega Resource Group Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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