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Contractor - Buyer

Requisition ID:  116699
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Fareham (1200)
Location: 

Fareham, HAM, United Kingdom, PO15 5TT

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 aeroengine 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.

Role Summary

We're recruiting an exciting buyer position for our market-leading Fareham facility that specialises in Avionics. With a number of new and innovative projects due to launch, this business critical role will work closely with a number of departments throughout our business. You will be an outgoing individual who likes to get stuck in and make a difference.

 The ideal candidate will have Manufacturing experience and be able to read Engineering drawings although this is a nice to have not essential. You will have SAP experience & have experience in working in Procurement ideally around 2-3 years at least. Importantly you will be able to influence at all levels & be detailed in your approach.

 

Core Responsibilities

  • Performs complex purchasing activities including pricing, volume discounts, negotiating terms and long-term contracts with suppliers, and delivery of goods\services
  • Negotiates best terms (price, delivery, and payment terms) with suppliers, while maintaining efficient output of purchase orders, to reach highest quality at best value
  • Establishes source selection criteria for evaluation of quotations including target pricing
  • Evaluates quotations received from prospective suppliers and makes decisions regarding award of purchase orders
  • Implements formal and legal contractual documentation into the purchase orders, encompassing all corporate and government requirements
  • Resolves discrepancies between purchase order requirements and supplier performance
  • Ensures compliance to government laws, regulations and procurement policies and procedures
  • Identifies problem areas, initiates corrective action and establishes problem resolution dates in a timely manner
  • Maintains current and accurate purchase order data in the purchasing system (e.g. delivery dates, pricing, change orders)

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Procurement, at least 2 years experience
  • Manufacturing/Engineering experience would be ideal
  • Demonstrated ability to write specifications, prepare bid documents, handle bidding process and analyse all bid results
  • Strong experience negotiating license contracts with a track record of success
  • 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

 

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.

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