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Company : Safran Job field : Purchasing Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Professional status : Employees / Staff

Job Description

Based in Gloucester, at Safran UK we are seeking a Buyer to join our Purchasing team! This is a permanent position with a view to commence as soon as possible.

The Buyer is responsible for purchasing items or services under optimum conditions of quality, price and time; for which the need has been expressed by the contracting customers. You will undertake all purchasing responsibilities to support the P2P (Purchase to Pay) process.

Key Responsibilities & Duties will include;
• Work collaboratively within the Purchasing Team to understand and support business strategy.
• Implement the supplier tendering and selection process.
• Negotiate and draw up contracts with the selected supplier(s)
• Steer industrialisation and digitalisation in line with Group CSR strategy.
• Consolidate supplier assessments (quality, logistics, purchasing)
• Steer the supplier improvement action plans (improving operational performance, reducing costs)
• Manage supplier relations
• Ensure compliance with contractual and legal obligations of all parties
• Keep all purchase data up to date in systems
• Pro-actively deal with disputes
• Manage needs developments
• Ensure promotion of best practices in relation to your suppliers
• Act as a relay/ support for the category manager for your particular scope of activity, and report back on the information required for coordination
• In the case of a Group mandate, coordinate actions
• Support the process for source start-up
• Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and internal standards at Safran

Job Requirements

• Knowledge of purchasing methodologies and process
• Proficiency in written and spoken English
• Strong numerical skills.
• Highly organised, structured approach and able to work using own initiative.
• Focused and task oriented; with resilience to complete a task in full.
• Good communication, listening and negotiation abilities
• Knowledge of the technical environment within which Safran operates
• Knowledge of industrial and purchasing policies Legal knowledge (contract)
• Previous experience within a purchasing team using; purchasing information systems

• Project management experience
• Business Administration qualifications, or similar
• Previous customer service training qualification
• CIPS qualifications
• Knowledge of Lean-Sigma tools

With more than 80,000 employees across 27 countries, we're a global leader in the Aerospace, Defence and Space industries. Our mission is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible.

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:
• Hybrid working opportunities and a Flexible Working Scheme
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Our ‘On Board Benefits' Programme, with a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts, access to healthcare, sports and social clubs and more
• Our Shares and profit share bonus scheme
• Development and Training at Safran University as well as Company Sponsorship
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• Free parking onsite
• Social events throughout the year as well as an onsite large, subsidised canteen/break area with indoor seating, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities.

Please apply directly and submit your CV. Once reviewed, we will be in touch to discuss your application in further detail.

Specificity of the job

Limited travel across UK sites may be required on an adhoc basis.

Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QH


England United Kingdom

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