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Procurement Specialist (Indirect)

Date: Jun 11, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 


The Opportunity

Working across our Filton and Western Approach sites where we design and manufacture large complex structural wing assemblies, wing spars, detailed metallic components and wing systems, our new Senior Buyer (Indirect) will look after the commercial management and sourcing of facilities and tooling in our ‘Non-Aircraft’ team. This is a busy and challenging position in a high-performing team which will see you take the lead on in-contract modifications, transfers or new sourcing, communicating both internally and with a range of suppliers. The role will be based on our Filton site.

How You'll Contribute

You'll take responsibility for:

  • the interface between programme and commodity management for new sourcing and change programmes in line with the group commodity strategy
  • reporting procurement activity and site reviews 
  • the development and support of site cost-reduction opportunities and supplier development plans in-line with business requirements
  • support commodity managers for the geographic region supplier selection and drive the implementation of global / regional agreements within geographic area
  • site procurement change control, export control and ITAR
  • ensuring item / contract data is updated and maintained
  • developing and supporting site cost reduction opportunities and supplier development plans in-line with business requirements
  • the resolution of Invoice queries related to pricing
  • Being an escalation point for any cost / contractual issues with suppliers working with commodity management where further escalation is required.

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

•    Degree qualified (or equivalent) 
•    Previous experience in Procurement / Commercial roles including MRP
•    Previous experience within facilities procurement
•    A demonstrated ability to build relations with a supplier network and having insight in supplier processes
•    CIPS qualification would be preferable 
•    The ability to travel between our manufacturing sites in Bristol as well as infrequent visits to Luton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, and on occasion across our global network

What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Opportunity to earn up t 15% bonus + Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 
A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.
We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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