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Interim Senior Buyer - Engines & APU

Interim Senior Buyer - Engines & APU

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Procurement, Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Sam Solt

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  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    SS - 11498_1527676753

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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1st Executive have been retained by a leading, FTSE 100 Airline group to manage the recruitment for an interim Senior Buyer for Engines and APU.


  • Responsible for managing the end to end sourcing process and the implementation of category strategies in relation to Engines and APU
  • Working with stakeholders to standardise/simplify specifications, define sourcing strategy, analyse RFP Output, negotiate commercial terms and contract agreement drafting
  • Provide coverage to all sourcing processes globally within the category with key objectives being savings, cash improvement, transaction automation, e-sourcing, supply base rationalisation, risk mitigation and ensuring contractual coverage

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrable track record of managing on-swing and shop visit maintenance of engines and APUs on modern aircraft
  • Knowledge of new generation engine maintenance would be advantageous
  • Significant understanding of the commercial impacts of engine maintenance
  • Proven negotiation record in the multinational environment
  • Experience in legal contract drafting
  • Strong aptitude and knowledge across full commodity lifecycle and awareness of market trends and suppliers
  • Ability to influence, align diverse views and gain consensus, providing clarity and direction on what is to be achieved and break down barriers that get in the way of effective team working