Job Description - Senior Buyer (00064378)
Would you like a role which has exposure to the new technology within electronic systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Buyer at our site in Rochester.
The Senior Buyer is responsible for the management of a supplier or group of suppliers for a particular business area or product/commodity group. They will maintain strong relationships with suppliers, internal project teams and functions to ensure that the requirements of the business are satisfied, and that the future relationship with the supplier is understood and managed effectively.
This role will provide you with involved early on in new cutting-edge technology and influencing the direction the business takes in supply chain.
Your main responsibilities as a Senior Buyer will involve:
Receiving requisitions and demands, negotiate with suppliers, and process Purchase Orders, Purchase Order Amendments and/or Purchase Agreements in accordance with Procurement processes and procedures, and the requirements of the business
Negotiating Terms and Conditions, Price Agreements and other contractual documents with suppliers, and resolve most areas of conflict
Maintaining strong, effective relationships with suppliers that are capable of withstanding set-backs, and be able to resolve relationship and performance issues
Understanding the budget requirements for the Purchase Orders they are responsible for, and to support achievement of these requirements, as well as identify opportunities for cost reduction/avoidance through effective negotiation with their supplier
Understanding and communicating key performance indicators for the suppliers they are responsible for, and be able to engage with and address issues at a senior level within the supplier organisation
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 (Strategic Supplier Management, Sub-Contract Management, and Commodity Management) as appropriate to their area of responsibility
Training/coaching junior members of staff on Procurement processes and procedures and support audits of these, including supporting the implementation of improvement plans
Acting as an independent interface between suppliers and the business, demonstrating effective relationship management skills
Supporting other members of the Procurement Team as required in their daily responsibilities.
Your skills and qualifications:
Experience within a Procurement or similar commercial function
Able to demonstrate key deliverables through strategic sourcing
High level of computer literacy
HNC/HND in Business Studies or equivalent qualification
Previous experience within a manufacturing or engineering environment
MCIPS/Degree level qualification or equivalent
What we're looking for in you:
You will be an excellent team player and capable of taking a lead role when appropriate.
You will have well-developed communication, negotiation, analytical and interpersonal skills with a
strong ability to influence people including colleagues, suppliers and the customer.
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.