Job vacancy - Purchasing Executive

Position: Purchasing Executive
Reference: CHacs194
Location: Crawley
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum

As the Purchasing Executive, you will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and placing purchase orders in line with the company's purchasing procedures in addition to building strong relationships with existing and new vendors. The role will be primarily office-based with occasional potential for travel, liaising with external suppliers as may be required. The role requires excellent communication skills and ability to maintain key relationships. A valid passport and driving licence are essential.

  • Source required parts from various sources obtaining price, condition, trace, availability and tag information.
  • Translate and present component specifications to meet customer/company requirements
  • Negotiate with vendors to obtain the best price, lead time and payment terms in line with company requirements
  • Process purchase orders and expedite through to delivery
  • Obtain market intelligence for procurement
  • Communicate effectively and maintain professional relationships with vendors
  • Provide regular reports to the management team
  • Communicate effectively with other teams
  • Proposal & presentation preparation
  • Monitor & report cost model and FMV accuracy
  • Responsible for logging and updating vendor quotations on the company Inventory Management System
  • Monitoring of the marketplace for purchasing opportunities
  • Periodic visits to key vendors and trade shows
  • All other duties as assigned

To be successful in this role of Purchasing Executive we would love to speak to anyone who has experience of:

  • A practical interest in aviation and engineering
  • Relevant experience in a procurement related role within the aerospace or a similar industry
  • Strong customer service, procurement and communication skills
  • Aggressive negotiation skills, tireless work ethic
  • Familiar with EASA 145 and airworthiness record keeping requirements
  • CIPS Qualified

ACS re recruiting for a Purchasing Executive. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Purchasing Executive, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Purchasing Executive. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Purchasing Executive with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Purchasing Executive role you desire.