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Supplier Account Coordinator – Indirect Purchaser

Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : Purchasing Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time

Job Description

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems and is at the forefront of contributing to safer, more sustainable aviation for current and future generations.

Our Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisation partner with a range of global customers, working closely with major airlines such as British Airways, easyJet, Wizz Air, Iberia, Vueling, Air Canada, Etihad and Qatar.

What will I be doing?

As Supplier Account Coordinator, the core function of this role is the procurement of all consumables required across the business and the management of internal stock levels. You will liaise internally with a range of stakeholders to ensure the optimum stock mix is maintained.

Further key responsibilities will include building key supplier relationships whilst monitoring their quality, delivery and cost performance in line with agreed commercial contracts. You will understand that accurate and timely information with regard to forecasting and provisioning are integral enablers within this process and you will liaise with all internal customers/suppliers to identify min/max stock levels whilst ensuring zero ‘stock outs'.

You will also be expected to deliver process improvements to reduce non-value added time associated to stock replenishment activities/supplier performance.

In addition, the successful candidate will assist with the sub-contract purchasing activities associated to the overhaul program.

• To drive continuous improvement in our consumables activity and add value beyond transactional scheduling and execution. This will include forecasting for vendors, working capital management, vendor management and supply chain modelling
• Stock management:
o Effective control of working capital. Point of contact for all consumables/indirect purchasing activity.
o Forward provisioning and forecasting. Minimising safety stock levels whilst not impacting programmes.
• Implement a contract handover process from Safran Shared Services
• Sub-contract procurement in line with business needs
• Point of contact for internal communication providing stakeholders with information in an effective format and provide feedback regarding supplier performance.

• Optimise supplier base to deliver improved quality and cost of goods and services
• Support global sourcing activities as required for assigned projects providing local data and ensuring stakeholder requirements are clearly communicated
• Prepare quarterly KPI reports including savings identified and achieved supplier performance (On Time in Full). Use data to drive continuous improvements within the Supply Base
• Presenting results to suppliers and take a lead role in supplier meetings and forums, producing reports and presentations to convey key messages. Subsequently supporting and managing action plans to solve issues
• Support the development of supplier contracts.

Complementary Description

Why us?
Our Gloucester site is a centre of excellence, dedicated to the maintenance, repair and overhaul of landing gears and associated components for civil, military and helicopter aircraft. With over 220 employees, the team support the overhaul of more than 350 legs per year, with a dedicated team of engineers to support customers on-wing when issues emerge in service. 

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

Job Requirements

• You should have experience within a supply chain environment
• Knowledge and understanding of the principles of SAP
• Excellent negotiation skills (deadlines/quantities) and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation including Client liaisons
• Highly persuasive and ability to negotiate contractually
• Time management is key to this role in conjunction with excellent organisation skills
• Self-motivated with a proactive working style
• Sound numerical skills and an understanding of financial matters
• Knowledge of Microsoft Applications in particular – Power Point, Word, Excel.

Safran Landing Systems Services offers a range of benefits to support you in and out of the workplace:

• We work a shorter day on a Friday!
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy and sell holiday
• Annual bonus & Share scheme options
• Pension scheme (up to 8% match) and life assurance (4x salary)
• Benefits portal - health and wellbeing, lifestyle, technology and self-development courses
• On-site parking, self-service restaurant and chill-out area with games
• Involvement in STEM and community activities, inter-company sporting events and wellbeing initiatives

What's my next step?

Please apply by uploading a CV and cover letter, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call

Diversity & Inclusion

We want Safran Landing Systems 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 Landing Systems an inclusive place to work.

Specificity of the job

There is no regular travel required with this role.

Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QL


England United Kingdom

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