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Junior Buyer - Procurement Support - Defence

Permanent  for ERS in Luton

Junior Buyer – Procurement Support – DefenceLocation: LutonSalary: Up to £25,000 depending on experienceIf you would like to join a renowned, sought after and forward thinking company at the forefront of Defence then look no further. We have an opportunity which has opened for a skilled and ambitious Junior Buyer ideally with some engineering or defence procurement experience to join an established procurement team in order to support the procurement support and central procurement teams. You will be working towards procurement on cutting-edge defence projects where your responsibilities will include managing order book and supplier performance and supporting functional activity. In this role you will be mainly supporting the procurement manager within the procurement support team delivering IPT needs and drafting and preparing routine quotations, contracts and purchase orders. You will be making relationships with low risk external suppliers regarding contract and supply chain issues. You will be expected to identify areas of potential risk and opportunity to advise the managers and establish and ensure integrity and accuracy.In addition to the above, necessary qualifications include:* A general understanding of Procurement specific competencies with the ability to apply them, with supervision and direction.* Good verbal and written communication skills, requires common courtesy and tact.* Ability to draft standard letters and responses.* Ability to develop a good working knowledge in relationship building skills with cross-functional colleagues and suppliers is required.* Candidate must be self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges.* SAP awareness would be advantageous.If you have defence sector or engineering procurement experience this will be a perfect fit for you. You will get the chance to be part of high cost programmes; buying for next generation military platform technology and hi-tech defence systems. If you are a recent graduate with some purchasing or negotiation and presentation planning and execution experience then I would also like to hear from you.Each candidate will be required to attain full SC clearance prior to starting. If the above is fitting to you then send your most recent CV without hesitation directly or call 01923 225581 and speak to Suzanne Toms for more information.

Job added on 04-11-2014