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Buyer - Bidding and Programmes

I'm working with a multinational defence business based in Farnborough who are going through exciting growth. The business are continuing to grow and as a result can offer great development and progression for the right candidate!

They cover a wide range of technologies with applications into both commercial and defence.


Acquires and maintains understanding of technology trends, market forces, cost trends and supplier technology road maps.

  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to organisation policy and discusses defects and delivery problems with suppliers and negotiates refunds.
  • The role is accountable for providing a best in class procurement service for input into Customer bids, in support of securing new business. The Buyer will be responsible for executing the cost effective and timely delivery of procurement sourcing projects.
  • Driving the sourcing process, identification of Risk and Opportunities, and for working collaboratively with key stakeholders within the business to execute the procurement strategy for the full range of procurement projects.
  • Sourcing exercises will be initiated both by internal stakeholders to work on cost centre funded projects, or subcontracts in support of customer funded work. There will be equal focus on driving out unnecessary expenditure in order to reduce corporate overhead and the timely delivery of contractual solutions within the Project timescales.


This role would be a good fit for someone who has experience within a strategic procurement position, negotiating contract T&Cs, sourcing new suppliers and ideally worked within a defence or highly regulated environment.

This would also be a great opportunity for someone who has recently completed a Procurement graduate programme who is looking to work in a business where they can have a strong influence, drive change and work with a wider range of products and new technology

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Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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