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Indirect Buyer

Purchasing Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

Ability to combine tactical and strategic tasks, from raising POs to implementing category strategies and working closely with Category Managers.

Complementary Description

Undertake all purchasing responsibilities to support the P2P (Purchase to Pay) process. This includes processing purchase requisitions and new supplier applications for individual sites and supporting invoice queries (when Purchasing Team's responsibility).

Managing, negotiating and contracting RFQs and tenders for specific allocated projects.

Report and deliver cost savings in accordance with process and procedures and accurately updated on relevant tools (e.g. CAP).

Work as part of the Purchasing Team to develop and implement Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) tools and techniques. Where applicable, monitors supplier performance.

Works collaboratively within the Purchasing Team to understand and support business strategy.

Build effective relationships with internal stakeholders.

Achieve the lowest total cost of acquisition for goods and services taking into account quality, cost, delivery & service requirements.

Working with Category Manager or Purchasing Manager to manage operational requirements to implement commodity strategies.

Job Requirements


Demonstrable experience of working within a Purchasing Department.

Proficient with MS Excel; MS Word and MS PowerPoint.

Able to work with, influence and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

Experience of managing projects and working to deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to react, negotiate and manage multiple procurement contracts of variable value.

Proficient administration, numerical and organisational skills.

Previous experience of working with SAP, or similar package.

Previous experience of working within an Indirect Purchasing role.

Experience of working within a Shared Service Centre environment.

Analytical skills covering written, graphic, numerical & statistical information.


Business Administration qualification, or similar.

CIPS qualification

Project Management training or qualification

Previous Customer Service training or qualification

Specificity of the job

Some UK travel will be required.

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

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