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  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Contact: Emma Lamb
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Duration: 3 Months
  • Start Date: 2022-05-04
  • Expiry Date: 03 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040956
NRL are on the lookout for 2x Buyers for a 3 months contract, based in Cheltenham.

  • To action requisitions and obtain quotations for new aircraft parts, standard exchanges, repairs orders and indirect requirements in order to obtain the most cost effective solution and efficient delivery to meet the requirements of the business. Orders to be sent to the relevant supplier
  • To ensure that all requisitions are completed correctly and rejected where the procedure has not been followed
  • Responsible for receipting indirect orders once requisitioner has confirmed order has been completed/ fulfilled
  • Hold regular reviews with key vendors ensuring a positive relationship between the two parties.  Focusing on delivery, cost, on-time payment and pricing disputes
  • Update Requestors on a daily basis of the progress of any outstanding orders to allow for planning in the event of a delay in delivery. Ensuring back order report is kept up to date and expedited through to receipt
  • To ensure all quotes, PO’s, acknowledgement's and other relevant correspondence is saved for auditing purposes
  • To resolve all Vendor Queries (VQ) that relate to Purchase Orders in order to avoid any unnecessary delay in utilisation of a part or tool
  • It is the responsibility of the Buyer to actively pursue savings on all non-PBH aircraft parts and indirect items. Keeping an accurate record of savings achieved reporting on these to the Procurement Manager, retaining the relevant quotes for auditing purposes 
  • Identify opportunities for longer term agreements and submit these to the Category team and Procurement Manager for review and action
  • The Operational Buyer has the responsibility to ensure that any AOG parts are delivered in the fastest, most costs effective method possible ensuring compliance with OpCo processes and procedures
  • Provide a report of all savings achieved at the end of each month to line manager
  • To review and action the GRNI report in time to meet month end deadlines and resolve any invoice queries as per the relevant contractual payment terms and conditions
  • To review the aircraft unserviceable lists on a daily basis and action as appropriate
  • To ensure that core returns are tracked and shipped back to the supplier within the designated time constraints detailed within the OEM agreement
  • To complete MCA’s and follow the process as detailed within the procedure in a timely manner
  • To complete scrap sheets and return to the Stores Department on a weekly basis to ensure there is no backlog of parts requiring mutilation and disposal
  • To send details of any items registered un-serviceable to the planning department so that they can complete an internal repair order
  • To expedite Purchase Order expected delivery dates and update the order details as necessary to ensure that the requested delivery date is met where possible
  • To become proficient with ERP reports to enable creation, editing and running of reports to provide information regarding part usages, stock Min/Max. levels, GRNI, back orders and outstanding requisitions etc.
  • Daily review of auto re-orders produced from ERP reports and identify any changes that are required to the Min/Max levels of the relevant aircraft stock
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders at all bases, supporting budgetary spend adherence and compliance with the delegation of authority
  • Provide customs clearance instructions and maintain the import log at all times, filing all clearances and associated documentation
  • Attend meetings, take minutes and action any required tasks as necessary
  • To be compliant with the procurement strategy and key performance indicators (KPI) within the department
  • Place purchase orders in line with the Trade Control rules ensuring basic data such as country of origin and HS Code is maintained
  • Support Stores and other areas of the supply chain when required
  • Vet supplier financials before use
  • To carry out any other reasonable task as requested by your Line Manager

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NRL connect global engineering companies with the right people to bring their projects to life. As we progress your application our team of talented recruiters will be on hand to support you to secure your next role.

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