Senior Buyer

Requisition ID:  116212
Business Unit:  Engine Systems Ansty Park (1115)

Coventry, COV, United Kingdom, CV7 9JU

We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We supports the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft. 

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products, and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.


Role Summary

The purpose of this position is to effectively manage large, complex supplier procurement activities and cross-functional relationships ensuring best practice purchasing techniques are applied at all times aligned with Meggitt policies and processes. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Conducts procurement research projects and analyses results with an objective of identifying opportunities to maximize procurement
  • Performs in-depth analysis of supplier cost data for all major programs and develop negotiation strategies
  • Reviews sales orders to determine volume procurement opportunities and communicates same to buyer/planners with recommended target pricing and delivery schedules to support production requirements
  • Performs cost modelling, opportunity analysis, monitoring and reporting of productivity initiatives and budgeted objectives for the specified team(s)
  • Conducts procurement forecasts and financial reporting for the business unit
  • Reviews and updates purchase price variance forecasts monthly, while understanding key drivers and risk areas
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary


Skills, Knowledge & Attributes

Education : Post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Certifications :
Years Experience : 
5 - 7 years of relevant experience
Skills :

  • Experienced in analysing and synthesizing complex and/or diverse information in procurement for  aerospace/manufacturing environment
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized and the ability to prioritize with changing situations
  • Solves complex problems and exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with ability to drive tasks to completion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management tools

Parker Meggitt are 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. We strongly believe that building a culture of respect and appreciation, will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.