Buyer – Fuel and Inerting Procurement

Filton, Gloucestershire


£35.00 - £37.29 per hour


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My client is looking for a Buyer – Fuel and Inerting Procurement to join on them on a 12 months contract. As a Buyer-Fuel and Inerting Procurement, you will be responsible for procurement of complex, high value aircraft systems. The PELB team is responsible for the sourcing and commercial management of Fuel and Inerting Systems for all Airbus commercial programmes. As a Buyer in PELB you will contribute to all sourcing activities throughout the contract life cycle, managing tendering and contract negotiations to achieve business targets.
Role: Buyer – Fuel and Inerting Procurement
Pay: £37.29 per hour via Umbrella (Inside IR35)
Location: Filton, Bristol
Contract: 12 months
Hours: 35 hours per week Monday – Friday (3 days onsite 2 wfh, across 4.5 days working between 7-7 at business discretion)
Security Clearance: Basic

Job Profile
Airbus Procurement Organisation manages commercial agreements with all external suppliers.
* Set up and lead Procurement activities for Fuel and Inerting products including securing the contractual framework with the suppliers
* Lead the sourcing activities as applicable, managing the tendering and the contract negotiation to achieve the best purchasing conditions in accordance with Company requirements and procedures
* Monitor the contract with suppliers and Company stakeholders to achieve, throughout the contract life cycle, a complete application of terms and conditions to ensure suppliers deliver expected performance in all dimensions (Logistics, support, quality, cost…)
* Act as the main focal point for the contracts internally and externally and manage the day[1]to-day relationships with suppliers and running projects to optimize customer value, while minimizing total cost of ownership & risks
* Co-ordinate with the Multi-Functional Team (Engineering, Programme, Finance and Supply Chain, Quality etc.) for all activities related to the contracts
* Assist in defining and implementing the commodity strategy, perform market analysis and support global sourcing and offset initiatives
* Support value creation projects, innovation and future product developments including Research and Technology projects as required for Fuel and Inerting Systems
* Implement procurement policy
* Ensure accurate financial forecasts together with Financial Controlling in relation to financial risks and opportunities for the Suppliers/Contracts
* Ensure risk and opportunity management is embedded in the day-to-day operations
* Ensure all opportunities for counter claims for whatever reason are collated and charged back to the supplier
Key Aspects
* Negotiating and contracting specific price agreements in relation design-to-cost and modification activities
* Managing complex negotiations, with many subjects with financial claims from Airbus to the Supplier and the Supplier to Airbus, through to conclusion and contractualisation
* Ensure contractual parameters are adhered to by the suppliers with a special focus on consequential management in relation to non-quality and late deliveries
* Working collaboratively and ensuring the link between the Supplier and the Airbus MFT in all topics impacting the supply-chain to ensure “1-Airbus voice” to the supplier
* Ensuring the accurate financial coverage of financial risks/opportunities for Airbus ensuring the link with Financial Controlling for the activities in relation to the Suppliers/Contracts
* Management of relationships between Airbus and specific Commodity suppliers and ensure regular reviews take place at all appropriate levels to highlight and manage issues

Skills/Experience Required
* Procurement experience essential, although applications from applicants with good business experience and knowledge of the Procurement process are also welcomed
* Experience in working in a multi-functional environment
* Experience in stakeholder management and influencing internal customers
* Excellent communication and negotiation skills including at senior management level
* Negotiation level in English
* Commercial / Contract / Finance knowledge is highly desirable

Education & Training
Essential – Strong experience in a similar role

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Sarah Budd at Line Up Aviation
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