Procurement Officer

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    Chelmsford, Essex

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  • Salary:

    £36000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent bens.

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    Sam Bason

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    about 1 year ago

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Procurement Officer

  • Engineering; Manufacturing; Technology; Aerospace; Defence; Aviation

  • Procurement; Commodity; Buying; Supply Chain; Material Management
  • Chelmsford, Essex (Hybrid working available)

  • £36,000 - £43,000 + excellent bens.

We are a global leader in specialised components and subsystems for innovative solutions in medical, science, aerospace, defence and industrial applications. Our products do many things including saving people's lives by finding and treating cancer, helping map our planet and the universe and freezing the atom down to 0° Kelvin.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team who manage a global supply base responsible for delivering materials into a complex manufacturing system. You will operate in a challenging environment, specifically managing the procurement requirements of several development projects that will require high mix, low volume materials and components.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with product and project teams to identify procurement requirements and project/product scope.

  • Identify potential new suppliers and asses their suitability for the long term requirements of the product, project and business.

  • Write and issue detailed Request for Information / Request for Proposal documents to enable a full and robust supplier selection process.

  • Review and benchmark supplier responses to RFI's / RFP's to enable strong supplier recommendations that take into account commercial, technical and quality requirements.

  • Ensuring relevant costing strategies are implemented to achieve best possible pricing.

  • Establish contracts and framework agreements to ensure security of supply and delivery of improvements against KPIs.

  • Implement and progress effective supplier development plans, yielding tangible improvements.

  • Co-ordinate activities between engineering and suppliers to improve the manufacturability of materials, components and assemblies based on operational priorities.

  • Manage supplier performance, drawing on your experience and performance data to yield consistent improvements.


  • 2+ years procurement experience in a technical /engineering environment.

  • Experience working in a direct manufacturing environment (preferably low volume / high mix).

  • Exposure to supply chain, material management, demand forecasting and engineering change management principles.

  • Be able to manage change in the right way.

It would be advantageous in this role if you hold:

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant subject would be advantageous.

  • Working knowledge of SAP would be highly advantageous.