SCM Buyer

West Berkshire
01 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Buyer to join the Supply Chain function. A Buyer is involved in negotiation and day-to-day management of typically lower value, less complex contracts to meet the demander's needs and maximise benefit opportunities

A Buyer will manage relationships with the external supply chain, monitoring performance, risk and opportunity, and agreeing appropriate actions as well as supporting change and championing best practice to promote the Supply Chain function. A Buyer will also ensure Supply Chain processes, tools and systems are adhered to and lead by example for the rest of the business.

We are looking for the Buyer to have:

  • Experience of working within a Procurement Function
  • Proven supplier negotiation and influencing skills
  • Proven knowledge of contractual arrangements
  • Excellent influencing and interpersonal/relationship management skill set
  • Ideally qualified, or working towards, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • A-Levels, or equivalent, in relevant discipline

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities.