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Requisition ID:  67332
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Shepshed Group (1120)
Location: 

Shepshed, LEC, United Kingdom, LE12 9NH

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our vision <<Enabling the Extraordinary – to fly, to power, to live>> - 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

Effectively manage procurement activities and cross-functional relationships with assigned suppliers ensuring appropriate Meggitt purchasing policies and procedures are applied at all times. Responsible for important internal and external relationships impacting financial, operational, and customer metrics as well as ensuring proper execution of assigned procurement activities including supplier management, commercial management, order book management, and supplier performance management to meet department and company objectives and targets.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with designated suppliers of goods and services to ensure quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness targets are being achieved.  Manage and enforce contract obligations.
  • Conduct requests for quotation, evaluation, negotiations, and sourcing activities as directed in order to obtain a full range of products and services from suppliers that meet planned performance targets and Meggitt guidelines.
  • 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 whilst at the same time optimising levels of inventory.
  • Ensure compliance with government laws and regulations and company policies and processes.
  • Manage day to day supplier quality, pricing and delivery issues, eradicating and/or escalating problems efficiently both internally and externally to minimise impact on our business. 
  • Manage system and supply chain performance parameters such as supplier contact information, lead times, minimum order quantities, delivery frequency, and schedules.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Procurement in aerospace or manufacturing environment
  • Successful track record of negotiating with a variety of suppliers, using different approaches & methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to write specifications, prepare bid documents, handle bidding process and analyze all bid results
  • Experienced in procuring parts from commodity suppliers & also specialist manufacturers making customs parts or those suppliers providing specialist services
  • 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 using an ERP System

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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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