Buyer - Bids & Programmes

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    Alex Benton

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    2 months ago

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Work for one of the world's leading defence, aerospace, technology and security companies. They deliver technology-based services and solutions, ground-breaking products and unrivalled research capabilities to solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

The role will form part of the procurement team, working on Bidding and Programmes, with a strong emphasis on stakeholder engagement, and executing effective procurement strategies that lead to winning of profitable and efficient new business.

This role represents an opportunity to influence organisational growth, through work on external customer bids, providing procurement and supply chain expertise from conception through to delivery.

What's on offer?

  • Permanent role with a true industry leader and innovator
  • Competitive annual salary, pension, 25 days holiday and flexible benefit scheme
  • Easily accessible Farnborough location, modern offices with parking and restaurant on site
  • True career progression on offer within this large organisation

About your new role

The role is accountable for the ownership and execution of the subcontracting plan, incorporating preparation of the procurement strategy and documents, sourcing, data collection and analysis and, managing communication with suppliers and internal customers.

Managing prime contractor interfaces, risk mitigation (i.e. flow-up/down arrangements within prime contract) and flexibility within supply chain, including, supplier sourcing and selection through the make or buy process and appropriate leverage to deliver improvement, quality, performance, innovation and cost reduction.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Direct customer campaigns, projects and programmes.
  • Building of strong relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • Provide guidance on best practice sourcing to the organisation.
  • Ensuring the provision of accurate cost information for bidding purposes.
  • Keep up-to-date about customers' needs and expectations.
  • Bid management to include development of sourcing strategy, stakeholder mapping and engagement, bid solicitation, contract negotiation and award, and on-going supplier governance.
  • Execution of sourcing plans, especially implementation of change programs involving new suppliers or spend practice.
  • Sourcing of one-off, high value goods and services.
  • Reporting against targets within Procurement and the business.

About you

  • Previous knowledge and experience within direct procurement / bidding
  • Proven contract negotiation skills
  • Degree in a Business or Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • CIPS Qualified desirable, or working towards
  • Open to occasional travel across UK or internationally

If you believe this is the next career move for you, please do not hesitate to apply now or contact Alex Benton on 0117 9309 748 for further information.