Job Title: Buyer
Contract: Contract (3 months+)
Pay Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 PAYE DOE
MANE are currently recruiting for a Buyer for our Aerospace client based in Bedfordshire.
As a Buyer you will be required to conduct a variety of procurement activities, encompassing negotiation of pricing, delivery terms, and long-term contracts for goods and services with suppliers. The ideal Buyer will adhere to government laws and regulations during procurement processes, ensuring alignment with company procedures and management objectives.
Core Responsibilities for Buyer:
Prepares and processes purchase orders for the procurement of goods, services, and supplies in accordance with demand.
Ensures timely delivery of products or services, negotiating with suppliers to achieve the highest quality at the best value.
Initiates bid/quote processes for services, supplies, and equipment; prepares bid documents, oversees the bid process, conducts bid analysis, and makes purchase recommendations.
Resolves problems and issues arising from the purchase of services, supplies, and equipment.
Evaluates reports to define the need for purchased product(s), prepares requests for quotations, evaluates quotes, selects suppliers, and creates/approves purchase orders.
Manages specific custom commodities with high viability, balancing demand and maintaining an understanding of each supplier's capabilities and current capacity.
Applies an understanding of basic market drivers to determine reasonable pricing and reduce supply risk.
Develops appropriate sources of supply and maintains cooperative working relationships with vendors to stay current with trends and technologies, products, and services.
Holds and records regular supplier account reviews.
Maintains current and accurate purchase order data in the purchasing system (e.g., delivery dates, pricing, change orders).
Updates and maintains departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Ensures adherence to company and trade compliance processes, including standard work procedures.
Handles other responsibilities as assigned.
Exercises consistent independent judgement and discretion in matters of significance.
Regular, consistent, and punctual attendance is required, with the possibility of additional hours as necessary.
Experienced in acquiring materials necessary for manufacturing and organisational needs, while maintaining vendor relationships.
Demonstrated ability to write specifications, prepare bid documents, manage the bidding process, and analyse bid results.
Experience in negotiating contracts with a proven track record of success.
Proficient problem-solving skills and judgement based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with the ability to drive tasks to completion.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with operating ERP systems.
Post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that enables successful performance of job expectations.
If you are interested in this role, please email over your CV to (url removed) or call (phone number removed)