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Senior Buyer (Site)

Date: 30-Aug-2021

Location: Jingjiang, CN

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

The role is accountable for local commercial management and assigned local sourcing for the geographical area under his / her responsibility. Responsible for in-contract modifications, minor transfers or new products; ensuring that products are sourced at competitive prices in line with GKNA commodity strategy as well as regional procurement strategy. Management of supplier delivery/cost/quality for parts sourced as modifications, transfers or new products until FAI is achieved.

Job Responsibilities

  • Act as an authorized agent of the company with responsibility for managing all supplier-related activities and authority to commit company resources through contracts and agreements.
  • Identifies suppliers and arranges optimal contracts in terms of pricing, quality, timing, and supply availability over the term of the contract.
  • Negotiate pricing, terms and commercial conditions of agreements and manage through the contract lifecycle.
  • Conduct timely reviews with suppliers to measure performance against contractual standards and performance expectations.
  • Develop and implement strategies to leverage the optimum prices and delivery schedules.  Ensure the appropriate negotiation of lead times and price in keeping with these strategies.

Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities, as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain or related discipline or 3 years of procurement and/or material control experience in a manufacturing environment in lieu of a degree.
  • Strong ability to communicate and facilitate across functional lines at all levels of site management
  • Strong personal computer skills and strong grounding in ERP systems and software.

Fluent English preferred.


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