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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 months ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Contact: Victoria Hyland
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-05-05
  • Expiry Date: 27 May 2022
  • Job Ref: 1038950
Our clients Supply Chain Team forms part of the Procurement and Supply Chain function in Naval Nuclear. Based in Submarines, the team manages the Submarine Supply Chain requirements including material procurement, equipment overhaul and repair to ensure availability to support the Submarine programmes.

About the role:
Reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will have accountability, within a defined scope of materials and/or subcontract services, for the Submarine Supply chain design, execution, and performance for a Business Unit’s project(s).
  • Establishing project requirements, including those driven by the future bid pipeline.
  • Design and engagement of a supply chain that meets project requirements.
  • Supporting the delivery of project objectives through the rigorous management of contract and supplier performance
  • Assuring Supplier Performance to time, cost and quality for contract requirements against scope of supplier responsibility.
  • Responsibility for typically. £10m expenditure within the project(s) scope.
You’ll need to be an experienced Procurement Practitioner with knowledge of current strategic procurement techniques and relevant experience in Sourcing & Procurement.

Would also like you to hold experience in the following:
  • Proven track record of delivering excellent supply chain performance.
  • Understanding of contract terms and conditions and the ability to manage subcontract terms including flow-down terms from customer contracts.
  • Deep understanding of planning and implementing supply arrangements, managing supplier performance and scheduling of deliveries.
  • Delivery focused with a pragmatic, hands-on approach that enables strategies to be fully executed.
 What else do I need to know?
  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.