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Senior Strategic Buyer - Electronics

Requisition ID:  67693
Business Unit:  Meggitt Aerospace Central (1428)

Coventry, COV, United Kingdom, CV7 9JU

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our vision <> - keeping the world flying with one of over 73,000 Meggitt-equipped aircraft taking off every second of every day; protecting countless lives with our technology, keeping those who put their lives at risk safer and ensuring that the lights stay on for millions of people worldwide.


With over 160 years of history, innovation’s at the heart of everything we do in our aerospace, defence and selected energy markets Our global approach to lean manufacturing is the driving force on our journey to operational excellence and our goal to provide the best technology, products and service to our Customers.


We’ll help shape your career and provide you with the right learning, development and growth opportunities; we’re working hard to create a High Performance Culture where we live our Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.

Enable your extraordinary. Join us and be part of our diverse Meggitt team.

Job Summary

The Senior Strategic Buyer supports the development and execution of our global commodity strategies working closely with internal stakeholders and key suppliers. Will manage transition of strategic sourcing & re-sourcing projects through to FAI approval aligning with sites on production handover. Will provide support and guidance to Buyers working within the regional commodity team.

Core Responsibilities

  • Supports the development and implementation of commodity strategies for allocated sites, ensuring conformance to Meggitt policies, processes and direction
  • Manages source change & sourcing activity from idea generation through to FAI approval & production handover adhering to agreed processes and resolving issues that arise in an effective and timely manner
  • Carries out supplier research, evaluation & selection and to continually strengthen our supply base and ensure we are matching opportunities with appropriate suppliers
  • Develops and negotiates contracts as required and manages enforcement of contractual obligations with suppliers within allocated commodities
  • Operates effectively in a matrix organisation, ensuring alignment across sites, divisions & other commodity teams working collaboratively to deliver against wider business objectives
  • Works with internal stakeholders to ensure we are identifying opportunities to drive down cost, eliminate the risk of adverse PCV and drive optimum supply chain performance. Supports resolution of cost, quality and delivery issues within the site & regional team as requested
  • Within assigned commodities, supports development of strategic relationships & leads/participates in supplier account reviews
  • Proactively work with major suppliers within assigned commodities to discover and exploit opportunities for continuous improvement, performance improvement, savings, and other efficiencies by working across supplier and internal organizations.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Post-Secondary degree in related field or the equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience
  • Demonstrated capability/experience in a senior strategic procurement role
  • Ability to implement a commodity strategy, covering all aspects such as cost/quality/delivery etc across if required multi  sites
  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations
  • Experience with first article purchase order and work transfer processes
  • Ability to operate in a highly matrixed organisation
  • Strong project management and prioritization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders and ability to influence.
  • Demonstrates a high level of ethical behaviour in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance


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.

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