30000.00 - 34000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000 - GBP34000/annum
10 Feb 2017
18 Feb 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buyer to join a fast-growing defence organisation based in Farnham, the company has recently won a huge contract and are recruiting throughout the business. This really is a fantastic chance to join a well-established organisation and take your career to the next level.

Scope of Role:
This role represents a unique mix of role with a combination of transactional purchasing administration (POs etc) for a range of complex materials and services, reporting, core 'buyer' activities including helping build and support our existing vendor list and vendor compliance 'health check' related activities including ISO checks and site audits.

Ideally the candidate will have;

Execute/Generate CPSR-compliant purchase orders, based on released bills of material, approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of commodities or major subcontract
Identify potential new sources for required materials, helping build evaluation studies for these to support and grow our technical ability.
Undertake independent price / cost analyses to ensure that 'best price and schedule' are always at the forefront of our capabilities.
Initiate and follow through on any supplier changes including those relating to Engineering Change Notes (ECNs).
Work with suppliers and internal colleagues to assess, plan and negotiate best terms and conditions and to minimize risk, both current and future.
Establish and maintain sound professional relationships with suppliers.
Resolve issues (e.g. pricing, quality, timing, claims, contract disputes, etc.) associated with terms and conditions of service agreements. Utilising the support of the Commercial Manager as required.
Understand demand/spend and schedule profile for project and business areas, and provide this information as necessary.
Communicate supplier performance metrics including supplier visits where required.
Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company.
Act as a key member of project teams where needed to provide procurement input, including those related to new product and process development and business improvement within the procurement area.


Preferred bachelors' degree or equivalent combination of education and industry experience in an equivalent role.
Ideally CIPS qualified or partially trained.
Knowledge of procurement regulations (UCC / FAR / DFAR).
Requires the ability to understand military specs and read blue prints.

Next Step
If you're interested in the position of Buyer, please contact Victoria at the Reading office for more details. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please still get in contact.

Orion Electrotech Ltd acts as both an Employment Business and Employment Agency and complies with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations Act 2003

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