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Buyer- Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Gloucestershire, England

  • Sectors:

    Direct/Indirect Procurement

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £36000 - £46000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Emma White

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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  • Start date:


  • Job page.job details.consultant:

    Emma Bryan

The Role

As a Buyer/Senior Buyer you will be responsible for a spend of c£5m and will work alongside a team, reporting in to the Purchasing Manager. This role does not have any direct reports. Also involved:

  • Management of purchase requisitions for timely placement of purchase orders and sub-contract orders for suppliers

  • Quality instructions are adhered to internally and to suppliers

  • Coordinate delivery status, communicate internally and manage supplier recovery

  • Effectively build and manage relationships and in line with category strategies

  • Co-ordinate delivery status

  • Manage import of goods with detailed management of ITAR and related reg requirements

  • Risk management

  • Manage supplier delivery performance and associated metrics

  • Hold regular supplier business reviews.

  • Negotiate best cost and payment terms.

  • Support supplier selection and assessment process

  • Invoice query resolution

  • Work with Contract Manager to implement long term agreements

The Person
Based in the Gloucester area, the Buyer will need the following experience:


  • Minimum 5 years in Aerospace purchasing

  • Continuous Improvement experience

  • Used to a high pressured environment

  • A track record of supplier management

  • Assertive and proactive attitude

  • Able to use own initiative

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to develop methodologies for collecting and analysing data


  • Degree educated

  • Background in raw materials

  • Project management would be an advantage

  • Mentoring or management

  • ERP: Syteline

The Business

The successful candidate will be joining a global organisation. This company have a fantastic track record for developing and investing in their people, facilities and systems. The business will support your personal development.

The Package

£36,000- £46,000


Pension: Matched up to 6%

Holidays: 25 + 8 banks

Hour of work: 37 hours per week