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Buyer - Cyber, IT & Training

  • Salary: Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Sector: Management, Other, Support
  • Date posted: 28/03/2017
  • Job reference: J363550A
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Buyer - Cyber, Information & Training


We are accepting applications for a new and unique opportunity to work as a Buyer to be positioned within a Cyber, Information & Training procurement team for one of the world's leading defence, aerospace, technology and security companies, based in Farnborough.

The role will be supporting, developing & executing Procurement associated requirements of a core Managed Service on behalf of a prestigious Government client in the delivery of Cyber Security solutions. The role requires fast, effective delivery of supplier based solutions; it is envisaged that these will largely be delivered using Agile Sprint methods.

The primary requirement of the role provides Procurement & Supply Chain leadership around the successful development and delivery of a recently acquired Managed Service within the Cyber domain.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Embedded within a newly formed, Agile by design, technology start-up to provide end to end Supply Chain advice, process development, sourcing, supply assurance, SRM, proposal issue / evaluation and tasks against requirements;
  • Support the collaborative team to provide Agile-delivered supplier solutions to cater for a wide range of Cyber requirements that will cut across information-sensitive security domains.

Key Capabilities and Knowledge

  • Relevant knowledge & experience of procuring IT (Infrastructure, Software & Services), Managed Services, Cyber Security (technologies & techniques)
  • Experience of contracting & delivery of outcomes through Agile processes (Desirable)
  • Able to develop, understand & challenge IT based requirements & solutions
  • Confident in communicating around IT language
  • Problem solving ability, detail oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Entrepreneurial in nature, seeks to move decisively and quickly
  • Able to work within a small Technology start-up environment whilst also maintaining a link with Corporate Procurement
  • Delivery and achievement focused, managing conflicting priorities whilst working at pace
  • Proven contract negotiation skills in both a strategic relationship and sourcing environment
  • Experienced in the delivery of Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management
  • Knowledge and understanding of procurement systems and infrastructure

Experience and Qualifications

  • Business, IT, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Engineering; higher-level education or degree qualification preferred
  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification preferred
  • The ability to obtain and maintain government security clearance (SC)

Supported by an established, market leading business this is an exciting opportunity to join a newly formed managed service delivering leading edge solutions within Cyber Security & Counter Terrorism markets, utilising emerging technologies, software and solutions.

The organisation offers the supportive environment you would expect from a of FTSE250 employer The role is offered on a full time basis with a competitive salary in line with experience working a 37 hour working week. Benefits include 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, contribution pension scheme up to and a host of other flexible benefits such as holiday purchase, PMI, dental and childcare vouchers. This is a role that offers unrivalled exposure to cutting edge services so please don't hesitate to contact the recruitment team on 01179309734 to discuss this position further.

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