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Sub-Contract Buyer

Sub-Contract Buyer

  • Location

    Luton, Bedfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £38000 - £48000 per annum + Competitive Benefits

  • Contact:

    Brad Mills

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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A Global High-Tech company, based in Bedfordshire, have recently won numerous contracts to run capability programmes on a significant number of platforms. 1st Executive are recruiting on behalf to identify a Sub-Contract Buyer to work with and mobilise the supply chain and manage their Suppliers and Partners.


Lead the delivery of sub-contract management activities and other procurement related services which may be required by the Business

  • Promoting customer intimacy in internal and external relationships
  • Focal point for project and suppliers regarding contract and supply base matters
  • Drive and lead strategies to influence business decisions throughout the project life cycle
  • Identify solutions for complex areas of potential risk /opportunity e.g. sub-contract risk, liability and deliver solutions/mitigations
  • Draft and prepare complex contract documentation using standard and non-standard formats
  • Construct and lead the contracts and supply chain management Life Cycle Management (LCM) deliverables
  • Effectively communicate project requirements to the supply base
  • Work with stakeholders, at all levels, in order to understand Internal Customer requirements
  • Legal Aspects associated with contracting within the Defence & Aerospace industry
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of Compliance associated with contracting within the Defence & Aerospace industry
  • SAP familiarity (or equivalent integrated business systems)
  • Ability to engage and influence cross-functional/cross site teams


  • Requires appropriate training to degree level or equivalent or significant relevant work experience
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of Procurement within the Defence & Aerospace industry and ability to apply them with minimal supervision and direction
  • Relationship building skills with cross-functional colleagues, customers and suppliers