URGENT Interim Engineering Buyer

£20 to £30 per hour
11 Apr 2012
09 May 2012
IG3685 - 110412
Ian Green
Specialist Area
Buying, Contracts, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Full Time
URGENT Interim Opportunity with market leading Aerospace organisation.

Job Title: Buyer
Location: Gloucestershire
Rate: £20-30/hour
Initial Duration: 6 Months.
Start Date: ASAP

1st Executive are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading global business operating in the Aerospace industry sector, who has an urgent requirement for a Buyer on a 6 month contract.

This represents a fantastic opportunity for any candidate with a strong purchasing/procurement background looking to gain valuable sourcing experience with an organisation widely recognised as one of the leaders in their field.


The main project during the contract will be the rationalisation of the Supply Chain across a number of different commodity areas - you will be taking the lead in this project, conducting analysis of total costs of contracts for key parts and using the results of the analysis to inform your recommendations.

The chosen candidate will also be closely involved in the day-to-day procurement of a variety of key parts and commodities, preparing and issuing RFQs, analysing the results and negotiating contracts with suppliers.


Ideally qualified to degree level or equivalent.
Demonstrable sourcing experience from a relevant industry background, either Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, or Engineering.
Strong Data Analysis Skills with a good understanding of Microsoft Excel (e.g. use of VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, etc)
Excellent Communication Skills

Key Skills: Buyer, Purchasing, Procurement, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Contract Negotiation, Supplier Rationalisation, Aerospace, Engineering, RFQs, Tendering, Data Analysis

1st Executive are at the forefront of 'Search' within the Procurement sector operating UK & Europe wide. We have over 200 live vacancies in Buying, Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Chain at all levels from buyer to Procurement Director and CPO level across a diverse range of industry sectors.