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Senior Strategic Buyer

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Company : Safran Seats Job field : Purchasing Location : Cwmbran , Wales , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time
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Job Description

Are you interested in working at the business end of Aerospace, where airline brand meets innovative passenger experience? Then your next opportunity could be with Safran Seats, an industry award winning, premium designer and manufacturer of First and Business Class seating and technology. Our passenger experience prides itself on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.

At Safran Seats, we are unique within aerospace, as we interface with both the world's biggest airlines and airframers alike, with the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers. One day you could be liaising with one of the world's largest airframers, and the next, some of the biggest airline brands around the world!

In the UK, Safran Seats specialises solely in the First Class and Business Class seating markets for wide body aircraft, with industrial and engineering teams in Cwmbran and Newport, Wales and Brackley, England.

The purpose of this role is to be responsible for the creation and updating of the multi Business Unit Target Purchasing
Strategy (TPS).Identify and implement cost saving opportunities within the Supply Chain to meet programme budgets. Creation and management of supplier Long Term Agreements (LTA). Technical specialist for the relevant Commodity. Management and execution of cross functional high complexity (typically £10M+)
transfers of work.

Key Responsibilities will include:
This role is within the Commodity team which forms part of the wider Strategic Purchasing team based in Cwmbran of which there are thirty plus team members.
Contribution towards the annual direct purchasing spend for SGB programmes of ~£160M with a savings challenge.
Leadership of multi Business Unit cross functional RFP's.
Leadership of a group of designated buyers across the purchasing function.
Acting as a coach to designated buyers within the purchasing function in order to develop strategic teams.
To issue and monitor RFP/Q's to strategic suppliers using available engineering data.
Review and selection of suppliers based on proposals/quotations received.
Setup supplier data within the business ERP system.
Using MRP data to raise necessary PO, and work with a predetermined number of suppliers to ensure that materials ordered are delivered on time in full, and to the correct quality standards.
To develop partnerships and relationships with suppliers.
To manage large scale purchasing projects such as industrialisation of new products that include but not limited to composite, metallic and electrical structures and assemblies.
Responsible for the creation and updating of the multi Business Unit Target Purchasing Strategy (TPS).
Ensure OTIF from supply base meets the MRP
requirements.
Ensure all KPI's are reported and updated in accordance with requirements.
Maintain metrics of supplier performance including Cost savings.
To ensure Program/Business Sectors are supported

Complementary Description

Our in-house design studio co-creates the most innovative experiences in the sky with our airline customers and partners. Our dedicated engineering, production and in-service support facilities are integral to delivering a high-end quality product that we keep flying throughout the life of programme. We are fully supported by a wide team of support functions, from HR to Finance, to Business Development and Planning and Logistics, our team is built to give Safran Seats an end-to-end capability in house in the UK.

We focus on:

Our people
These are our four People Fundamentals that underpin everything we do at Safran:
• We believe in and fostering the conditions for diversity and inclusion to thrive
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support between you and your colleagues
So you'll be supported every step of the way!

Sustainability
Our people are at the heart of our success, as we work together to achieve our mission: contributing to a safer and more sustainable aviation. We are tackling the biggest challenges in aerospace, with a commitment to work to decarbonise the industry by 2050.

Global Mobility
As part of the Safran Group, across our businesses we are market leaders in aerospace, defence and space; there is always potential for future mobility in the UK and internationally.

Job Requirements

5 GCSE's (or equivalent) including Maths and English, A-C grade preferred
Engineering Degree
MCIPS Essential
Minimum of 4 years purchasing experience
Team Management / Leadership skills
Read and understand engineering drawings
Demonstrable experience in problem solving
techniques
Knowledge of Purchasing activity within a manufacturing environment

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to hear from you!

Our employees are at the heart of our success, as we work together for our sustainable future. There are four People Fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:
• We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleagues

As a valued member of our team, these are just a few of the benefits you'll receive:
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Benefits Programme, with a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
• 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

Please apply and submit your CV today! Once your CV has been reviewed, we will contact you with the next stages.

We want Safran Seats to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Seats an inclusive place to work.

Specificity of the job

Travel both within the United Kingdom and internationally is required to carry out activities such as supplier Annual Performance Reviews (APR) and project specific
meetings/workshops.

Locate your future workplace

Llantarnam Industrial Park, Llantarnam NP44 3HQ

Cwmbran

Wales United Kingdom

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