Strategic Buyer

Collins Aerospace

Strategic Buyer

Salary Not Specified

Collins Aerospace, Brockhampton, Havant

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 72b60af0361c45369923529db2e95d1c

Full Job Description

Be responsible for the compliant, cost effective acquisition of materials and services that are within budget to support the contractual service delivery requirements to customers.

Working in the Purchasing Team, the Strategic Buyer is tasked with ensuring Programmes are delivered on Time and On budget.,

  • Supplier Selection and approval in line with Purchasing Strategy.

  • Providing the supplier base with Forecasts, ultimate responsibility for the on time delivery of products within their Commodity Group.

  • Ensuring budgets for projects are met. Engaging in cost reduction, and Supplier Development Programmes.

  • Working with SQA to improve Supplier On Quality Delivery.(OQD)

  • Responsible for delivering a Programme Ready Supply Chain for Repeat Purchase.

  • Ensure that suppliers are in receipt of up to date purchase orders and all subsequent revisions, including Engineering Change Notification and Recording.

  • Work closely with Production Planning to ensure awareness of new customer sales orders and responding to material demands.

  • Working with Programme Management to ensure Awareness of New Programmes

  • Monitor and report on supplier commitments, including the due dates of materials into the organisation

  • Responsible for the Management of supplier on time delivery performance for the allocated Supplier Base.

  • Engaging in Departmental Improvement Projects


  • The Person

    Collaborates
    Building partnerships and working together with others for the greater good.

    Communicates Effectively
    Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

    Courage
    Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.

    Customer Focus
    Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

    Develops Talent
    Taking an active role in the growth of yourself and others to meet both career and organizational goals.

    Drives Results
    Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances and empowers others to do the same.

    Instils Trust
    Gaining the confidence of others through integrity, credibility, and authenticity.

    Strategic Vision
    Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

  • Previous exposure to a Supply Chain role is essential.

  • Experience of delivering a high quality service in a fast paced procurement environment.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and able to develop good relationships with people at all levels.

  • Able to multi-task and manage own time effectively.

  • Able to work under pressure and to set deadlines.

  • Demonstrate a flexible attitude towards all types of work (a positive 'can do' attitude)

  • Experience of using MS Office, MRP systems e.g. SAP, Access or similar


  • Desirable Criteria:
  • CIPS qualification

  • Exposure to Aviation requirements and standards.

    Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.


  • At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don't just get people from point A to point B. We're committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we're helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we're changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?

    As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Strategic Buyer in our Havant facilities.

    People are core to what we do. As such, we are committed to providing an industry leading benefits package. We offer a highly competitive salary, annual bonus, and many other benefits to include:
  • 25 days Annual Leave & 9 Public Holidays

  • Attractive Compensation Package

  • Early finish Fridays

  • Hybrid Work Options (Role dependent)

  • Professional Development + Growth

  • Support with professional fees

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)

  • Healthcare benefits (including healthcare cash plan)

  • Staff Discounts

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Wellness Programs

  • Employee Recognition

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Free onsite parking

  • Death in Service Benefit

  • Generous Employer Contribution Pension Scheme

  • Opportunities for progression and development