Product Buyer


  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: R0020289

Thales Land & Air Systems

Thales are recruiting for a Buyer to be based out of our Glasgow office, you will be part of a broader team and will be responsible for the timely availability of materials. You will be responsible for the creation of purchase orders as well as ensuring effective supplier performance and relationship management.

The Thales UK procurement function has recently been awarded CIPS certification demonstrating the journey that the procurement function has been on to become a world in class function. As such we are looking for talented procurement professionals to join us and in return we are committed to supporting you in your own professional development.

Your responsibilities
- Preparation, validation and scheduling of purchase orders to achieve appropriate level of material availability
- Identify opportunities for process improvement and reducing time or cost of the end to end supply chain process
- Issue Request for Quotations (RFQs) in support of Programme and Bid requirements
- Negotiate purchase pricing and terms and conditions where applicable and where not defined under pre-existing contracts or Category Supplier Frame Agreements
- Flowing down applicable terms and conditions including customer, product or programme specific conditions
- Ensure all acquisitions are in accordance with the applicable Category Policy whether UK PCC or CBU specific. 
- Agree schedules with suppliers to optimise delivery flow to production
- Assist and support with supplier relationship management and performance

Your skills and experience
- Procurement/supply chain experience gained within a manufacturing environment
- Experience with MS Office and MRP/ERP systems
- Customer focused
- Proven experience building effective relationships with suppliers

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