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Procurement Buyer

Safran Electrical & Power Purchasing Pitstone Bucks , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

The role requires the management and coordination of all purchasing requirements for Safran Electrical & Power UK Ltd across a defined list of supplier's. This will involve purchasing to MRP requirements with an expected level of spend in the region of £10-£15m per annum.
The role will also require a significant level of interaction with both internal and external stakeholders as part of a cross functional team, therefore the ability to build effective relationships is a fundamental requirement.

 Act as the focal point for all day to day material requirements across an agreed range of suppliers;
 Work with suppliers to ensure deliveries are on-time, in full and aligned with the needs of the business;
 Drive improvement actions via KPI review and maintenance
o Supplier Acknowledgements within the supplier portal
o Requisitions to Purchase Order conversion
o Purchase Orders late to requirements
o Action Messages (reschedule in or push product out)
 Perform Request for Quotations on stranger parts as required
 Manage deliveries of Purchase orders to be just-in-time for inventory management
 Escalate, where appropriate, any significant issues that require management intervention or awareness;
 Work with suppliers to resolve issues impacting performance, such as, Quality discrepancies, Book in queries, Permits/Concessions or Invoice query resolution and corrective actions where needed
 Work with Purchasing/SPM/SQA/Vendors to ensure/create robust and efficient Supply chains
 Manage returns to vendors via the NCT process

Job Requirements

 Previous experience in Supply Chain Management, specifically procurement;
 Excellent negotiation and influencing skills;
 Must have excellent analytical, numerical and planning skills;
 Previous management of Supplier schedules and operational procurement desirable;
 Experience within a production control system in either a lean manufacturing environment or Planning / Purchasing area would be advantageous;
 Energetic, results oriented, driven individual and effective communicator at all levels
 Previous knowledge of SAP would be advantageous.
 Ability to work independently
 Understanding and executing to the wider business strategy for their assigned suppliers/commodities

• Evidence of written English at interview stage. This will be through providing certification of a formal English or technical qualification studied in the UK or overseas in English. If this cannot be provided you will be required to complete and pass an online SHL English comprehension test as part of the interview process.

Specificity of the job


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