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Programme Purchaser

Company : Safran Seats Job field : Purchasing Location : Cwmbran , Wales , United Kingdom Contract type : Fixed Term contract Contract duration : Full-time

Job Description

For more than 80 years, Safran Seats has been a premium manufacturer of First and Business Class seating systems for passenger airlines.
With the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers, we pride ourselves on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.
Safran Seats GB, based in Cwmbran, South Wales is a 100% owned subsidiary of Safran Seats and we currently have 800+ employees (across 3 sites in the UK- Cwmbran, Newport and Brackley).
Seats GB offers:

• Unique and High-end Quality products
• Market leader in Bespoke aircraft seating
• Passenger Experience Expertise
• In-house design studio and group Synergies
• Dedicated production line and Industrialisation facilities
• Bespoke capabilities
• Co-creation abilities

The Programme Purchaser will perform and contribute to the Integrated Programme Team(s) as assigned and will effectively drive the planning, tracking and coordination of the Purchased material requirements on behalf of the Programme Purchasing Team.

Key Responsibilities & Duties;
• Drive the planning, tracking, coordination and reporting of the purchased material requirements for development, confidence test, PDR, CDR, certification test articles and up to SS01 – within the constraints of a programme schedule.
• Ensure that all contributing documentary evidence for the NPI material requirements are delivered at each PROMPT Tollgate milestone.
• Report material costs vs budget targets and identify potential cost avoidance.
• Processing of ECR's and subsequent permits / concessions.
• Raise and acquire approval for purchase requisitions and Sales Orders to drive long lead-time material demand where necessary.
• Track and resolve material issues, organize transport / airfreight where required.
• Create plans to track and report on drawing release to support Supply Chain needs.
• Manage programme inventory including initiating and diligently executing material disposition.
• Hand over each programme to the Operational Production Control & Purchasing Teams once ready for launch.

Job Requirements

Able to demonstrate technical understanding and enthusiasm to deliver into the programme.
Proven delivery of procurement strategies.
Project / Programme management experience.
Management of cross-functional teams.
To effectively use MRP & Baan to support the introduction of new products into a Programme.
Ensuring attainment of the objective cost of the Purchased part by referring to all stakeholders in the Purchasing Department.
Excellent oral & written communication skills.
Able to develop & maintain effective working relationships within the PPT & IPT structure.
Able to organise, prioritise and influence.
Self-reliant, hardworking, proactive & self-motivated.
Self-reliant, hardworking, proactive & self-motivated.
Willingness and ability to work flexibility across all areas of Operations.

Do you want to join our team?
Our employees are at the heart of our success; we offer a range of competitive benefits, career progression and training opportunities helping to ensure we build the future.
Company Benefits
At Safran Seats GB, we continue to support our employees and their contribution by providing a range of benefits.
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Working Hours (unless specified) are 37.5 hours per week; Mon-Thurs (8am-4:30pm), Friday (8am-1:30pm)
• ‘On Board Benefits' Programme, providing a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
• Fulfilling your potential with Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses
• Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working
• Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• Free parking onsite
• With a focus on employee health and wellbeing, we have a large, canteen/break area with indoor and outdoor seating, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities.

Specificity of the job

There is no regular travel required with this role.

Locate your future workplace

Kestrel House, Lakeside, Llantarnam NP44 3HQ


Wales United Kingdom

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