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Procurement Lead

31,786 P.A. ?
Location: Harrow
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Company Information

Aerospheres (UK) Ltd was established in 1991 and is a successful UK based company specialising in the supply of chemical and maintenance materials for aircraft to over 680 airlines and maintenance organisations around the world.

Aerospheres (UK) Ltd is a rapidly expanding company that has seen YoY growth, today it provides over 3000 products to the commercial airline industry supporting over 600 global customers.

Job brief

We are looking for a Procurement Lead to join and help us to achieve our goals. You will work with Procurement team to drive efficiency and deliver cost savings, supplier rationalisation and to work with our Sales team to maintain optimum stock inventory to generate revenue and customer satisfaction.

Our ideal candidate is goal-oriented and has a deep knowledge of procurement best practices. If you have exceptional organisational skills and draw energy from being part of a team, we would like to meet you.

Key Responsibilities

·Support the P2P process with Procurement team, purchase goods, materials and components in line with customer demand.

·Ensure stocking levels are at the optimum levels.

·Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers.

·Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities.

·Prepare reports and updates as and when required.

·Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements.

·Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules.

·Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications.

·Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships.

·Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures.

Competencies and key skills

·Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial

·Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and


·Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills.

·Able to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets.

·Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the

Business and customer order fulfilment.

·Able to work well under pressure and handle emergency and stressful situations.

·Keen attention to detail and accuracy.

Qualifications and Experience Levels

·Previous experience of working in a Procurement department preferably within an Aerospace or manufacturing environment

·Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial

·Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown

·Experience of working closely with suppliers

·Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements

·An understanding of Aerospace processes and components would be advantageous

·Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/abilities

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