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Buyer - Aerospace Components

Requisition ID:  81580
Business Unit:  Engine Systems Ansty Park (1020)

Coventry, COV, United Kingdom, CV7 9JU

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”.


These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 11,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to effectively manage procurement activities and cross-functional relationships with assigned suppliers ensuring appropriate Meggitt purchasing policies and procedures are applied at all times. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with designated suppliers of goods and services to ensure quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness targets are being achieved
  • Conduct requests for quotation, evaluation, negotiations, and sourcing activities
  • Drive annual cost down and minimize supplier cost increases
  • Accountable for commodity Purchase Cost Variance (PCV) performance
  • Raise orders and/or other demand signals accurately and on time to ensure all goods and services are supplied in accordance with customer and company requirements
  • Ensure compliance with government laws and regulations and company policies and processes
  • Manage system and supply chain performance parameters such as supplier contact information, lead times, minimum order quantities, delivery frequency and schedules
  • Review performance data related to purchasing effectiveness and efficiency
  • Liaise with external customers as required taking appropriate actions as directed

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Procurement in aerospace or manufacturing environment
  • Experienced in acquiring materials necessary for manufacturing and the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to write specifications, prepare bid documents, handle bidding process and analyze all bid results
  • Solves complex problems and exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to drive tasks to completion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

What we Offer

Meggitt is proud to offer a competitive total rewards framework designed with our colleagues' health, wealth and well-being in mind to help our employees balance a successful career.  Our competitive package will include:


  • Flexible working policies and the ability to accrue time off in lieu
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • On site restaurant offering subsidized food
  • Pension Scheme up to 8% company contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program for Health & Wellbeing
  • Employee Perkz – offering our employees discounts on a huge variety of goods and services
  • Income Protection
  • Share Buying scheme
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Volunteering day off


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible

Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential. #LI-CS1

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