Senior Buyer - Engineering & Technology

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    West Drayton, London

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + + excellent benefits

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    Sam Bason

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    6 months ago

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Senior Buyer - Engineering & Technology

In this exciting and challenging role, the successful candidate would support the organization in developing strategic supply solutions that optimize quality, cost and delivery to the customer.

  • Aerospace; Defence; Electronics; RF; Technologies; Production; Manufacturing

  • Buyer; Procurement; Procurement; Supply Chain; Purchasing

  • £40,000 - £45,000 + excellent benefits

  • West Drayton, Middlesex

  • Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, you would ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials in line with company guidelines and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, demand and supply initiatives and advise any impact or change on purchasing and production activities
  • Review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and processes
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Ensure that procurement procedures are complied with by internal customers and stakeholders and guide colleagues to use ERP/MRP systems for procurement and supply activities
  • Demonstrate KPI management, and improvement of supplier delivery performance.
  • Manage and develop sources of supply (rationalising where appropriate), ensuring performance monitoring is undertaken and spend optimisation is achieved
  • Input data on systems to effectively perform key transactions in procurement and supply
  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing and inventory strategies with stakeholders to ensure effective management of inventory levels
  • Use and apply strategic decision-making techniques to formulate improvements to procurement and supply chain management


  • Good level of general education A level
  • Professional or recognised discipline qualification: CIPS, Institute of supply chain, APICS (minimum: Advanced diploma in procurement and supply operations)


  • Self-starter, who demonstrates ownership and can follow problems through to resolution.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, SharePoint and ERP systems (in particular SWAN / JD Edwards Oracle)
  • Organised, methodical and attentive to detail.
  • Willing to take responsibility for and drives improvement activity
  • Team player who has excellent influencing skills
  • Balanced and confident team player with positive effect on team mood
  • Achievement focussed

We welcome applications for all suitable candidates!