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Job Title

Strategic Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Engineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsBedfordshire, Hertfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted31 October 2018

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This fantastic procurement opportunity to be part of one of the world’s leading a aerospace businesses. This procurement role will allow you have full autonomy across key commodity spend (rubber, metal, foam and plastic) and developing supplier relationships.

Client Details

Based near Luton, our client is one of the world leading manufacturing businesses within the aerospace sector and produce some of the most well known products within their industry. They have a strong work culture and enable their staff to have a clear career path ahead of them.


The Strategic Buyer is responsible for strategic purchasing activities within their commodity, key accountabilities will include ;

  • Identify cost reduction opportunities and negotiate price reductions
  • Develop key long term relationships with suppliers
  • Identify potential new suppliers
  • Working with the potential suppliers, identify opportunities to reduce weight and cost, and address quality issues.
  • Ensure suppliers are compliant to contractual commitments
  • Identify supply chain risks and develop strategy to minimize impact
  • Establish and maintain internally and externally relationships with key stakeholders.


Skills and experience

  • Proven experience of at least 3-5 in procurement within an aerospace, engineering or technical environment
  • Strong Stakeholder management and ability to build relationships with colleagues with a range of skills and background
  • Good negotiation skills
  • The ability to read technical drawings.
  • Experience buying metal, rubber, foam or plastics
  • Articulate and adaptable
  • Good experience with SAP, MRP or ERP

Job Offer

Up to £45,000 + benefits and bonus

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