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Buyer Defence £40k

Buyer Defence £40k

  • Location

    Barrow-in-Furness District

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jamie Mackinlay

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Role: Senior Buyer (Defence)

Salary: Up to £40,000


Are you a Buyer or Senior Buyer with strategic procurement experience gained in the Automotive or wider Manufacturing sectors? Are you motivated by the opportunity to play a key role in a global category team, with one of the worlds leading Defence sector brands?


  • You will be responsible for developing category strategies to ensure a robust and competitive supply chain.
  • Ensure early engagement with engineering and suppliers to ensure we are sourcing the best products from the beginning of our projects.
  • Manage multiple resource / capacity projects.
  • Identify and drive cost reduction activities across the business.
  • Responsible for leading contractual negotiations (Long Term / Development / Warranty Agreements etc)
  • Develop and lead global supplier relationships to deliver tangible mutual benefits.
  • Work with suppliers and engineering to identify new technologies to reduce cost and or add additional value to our machines.


  • Significant procurement experience gained within Manufacturing/Engineering..
  • Experience developing and implementing global category strategies.
  • Confident negotiator with a proven record of creating cost ideas and delivering significant reductions.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and co-ordinating cross functional teams to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Ability to build strong internal relationships - preferably experience working closely with technical engineers.