Purchasing Executive

Hassocks, West Sussex


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My client has a great opportunity to join their team as a Purchasing Executive. The role will be to review and purchase inventory to meet business requirements, Liaise with suppliers and deliver a high-quality service level, ensuring on time deliveries.

Role: Purchasing Executive
Location: Crawley, Gatwick
Salary: £22,000-£34,000 depending on experience
Hours: 37.5-hour week, Mon-Fri between 07:00 – 19:00, flexibility on work hours is essential


  • Purchase inventory for stock and specific customer requirements
  • Utilise Pooling solutions, maintaining optimum inventory levels to support


  • Evaluate and recommend suppliers to quality and industry approved standards
  • Negotiate with Suppliers to obtain best price, terms and warranty
  • Issue purchase orders
  • Expedite open orders to achieve delivery requirements
  • Develop and maintain excellent supplier relationships
  • Co-ordinate with internal department to ensure PO compliance
  • Assist with department training and interdepartmental training of new staff
  • Obtain warranty return approvals and liaise with internal departments on rejected units
  • Organise supplier meetings including occasional travel to supplier sites
  • Produce & analyse reports, help to monitor departmental KPI’s
  • Identify, monitor and liaise with non-performing Suppliers
  • Monitor improvement measures with non-performing suppliers
  • Support the Purchasing Team Leader to undertake other duties /projects as required
  • Adhere to processes and procedures
  • Understand and adhere to Export Control regulations where relevant


  • Experience in an aircraft component, MRO or trading environment preferably within

purchasing – 12 months + experience preferred

  • Knowledge of aircraft components with awareness of component conditions, certification and airworthiness regulations
  • Understanding of IPC’s, alternative part numbers and aircraft effectivity would be beneficial
  • Essential A-levels A-C, a university degree or similar level qualification beneficial
  • Passion to develop in depth knowledge and skills within the Purchasing department
  • Proactive, self-motivated and driven to succeed in a busy environment
  • Analytical thinker with strong problem solving ability
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to work in a busy environment
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, verbal and written
  • Enjoy engaging with customers, suppliers and internal departments, ability to build

excellent relationships

  • Professional and confident telephone skills
  • Ability and drive to guide and mentor Purchasing Administrators
  • Strong organisation, time management and excellent administration skills
  • Excellent ability to multi-task, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Good computer literacy, highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook with some experience with Quantum and web based Aircraft parts databases highly advantageous
  • Language skills desirable

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

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