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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Manufacturing
LocationsSouthern Wales, Wales
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted21 November 2018

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The Buyer role will sit within the core of the procurement team, and will ultimatley be responsible for the purchasing and delivery of production critical components in time with production schedules. As a Buyer you will need to deliver against business set targets whilst ensuring products are delivered in time and in full.

Client Details

Our Client has over 100 years of manufacturing niche products predominantly used for the defence industry the world over. Thier site in South Wales employs over 350 people, and remains one of thier main production sites across the world.


Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;
  • Lead evaluation, sourcing, negotiation and procurement of goods, services and outsourcing activities to achieve the best purchasing conditions and quality product
  • Supplier relationship management (during development through to production); including supplier performance and change management.
  • Liaise extensively with key stakeholders to ensure requirements are clearly defined prior to sourcing.
  • Management of purchase orders within ERP system, ensuring expediting activities are undertaken to support business need, whilst inventory is efficiently managed.
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials when appropriate
  • Ability to negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings.


The successful candidate will possess;
  • Demonstrable background in a similar purchasing role
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Natural ability to create internal and external relationships
  • High attention to detail and ability to reach deadlines
  • Proven ability to negotiate
  • Commercial awareness
  • Proven background in supplier management
  • Background in a regulated industry

Job Offer

Competitive Salary+Benefits

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