ASSISTANT BUYER / BUYER
Do you have a passion for procurement? Are you looking for an opportunity to build a career within one of the world’s leading defence companies, where you will receive outstanding training and development as well as study support to ensure you reach your career goals?
At our site in Rochester we are looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer / Buyer to join our highly successful and well respected procurement team.
In the role of Assistant Buyer you will be responsible for supporting colleagues with the placement of Purchase Orders, and the maintenance of these Orders in accordance with Procurement procedures and processes. You will maintain effective relationships with suppliers, internal project teams and functions to ensure the timely receipt of material to meet the requirements of the business.
As an Assistant Buyer / Buyer your key responsibilities will be;
Receiving requisitions and demands, support negotiation with suppliers, and process Purchase Orders and Purchase Order amendments in accordance with Procurement processes and procedures, and the requirements of the business.
Understanding the budget requirements for the Purchase Orders they are assisting with, and to support achievement of these requirements through effective negotiation with suppliers.
Obtaining and communicating progress updates from suppliers in an effective manner, and be capable of resolving issues in a satisfactory manner. To understand when to escalate more critical issues to senior members of staff.
Maintaining Supplier open order books and ensure that correct and current data is maintained in the Oracle ERP system.
Processing supplier returns, ensuring these are actioned in a timely manner.
Understanding and supporting the implementation of corporate Procurement processes and initiatives as appropriate to their area of responsibility.
Supporting other members of the Procurement Team as required in their daily responsibilities.
HNC/HND in Business Studies or equivalent is preferred though not essential
High level literacy, numeracy and computer skills
Working towards an MCIPS qualification or keen to do so
Previous experience within a procurement / supply chain discipline would be advantageous or experience within a fast paced multi-disciplined role
What we are looking for in you:
You will be career driven and self-motivated, and have excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills. You should have good planning, organisational skills and the tenacity to ensure completion of projects on time in full. You must have a flexible and enthusiastic approach to work while being able to work effectively in a team environment
Location: Rochester, Kent UK
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.
We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You’ll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.