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Job #: R-00060423
Location: London
Category: Procurement
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance Required: None


Job Description:

Leidos Security Detection and Automation are looking for a buyer (on a 12 month FTC) to cover for maternity leave.

Job Description;

•    To carry out the effective procurement of materials and services in-line with the business needs
•    Monitor relevant Engineering releases, SAGE requisitions and follow up manufacturing
•    Ensure that all items for procurement are within the relevant budget and comply with all appropriate strategies, and to raise any anomalies with relevant colleagues
•    Monitor and appropriately report cost and delivery performance against the relevant budgets and timing plans
•    Consistently identify the VFM value for money source for items, within the vendor base.
•    Identify new resourcing opportunities through market research or by other means
•    Liaise   with   the   Purchasing   Manager   with   respect   to any potential   resourcing opportunities.
•    Use SAGE   to identify   expedite   needs, and investigate any invoice, cost or quality queries
•    Attend project reviews as required, equipped with all relevant delivery information
•    Carry out any ad-hoc tasks as required by the Purchasing Manager
•    Monitor and managing supplier performance in accordance with agreed KPI’s
•    Maintain an awareness of the progress of relevant product markets
•    Ensure that suppliers are working within the business code of ethics and to the company’s terms and conditions
•    Prioritise, multi-task and meet deadlines
•    Collaborate with suppliers and internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions and alternative supply options

•    Work closely with Project Managers to understand project demand
•    Provide back-up support for Procurement across Group as required
•    Continually build relationships with internal stakeholders to achieve the successful completion of projects 
•    Attend and contribute to production meetings across Group to obtain essential timing information
•    Ensure each department has the resources necessary to stay on schedule and meet deadlines.
•    Always follow and promote Group and Company policies and procedures  
•    Ensure all Company equipment and personal PPE properly used 
•    Fully Understand and always adhere to the Company’s Equality Policy at all times 
•    All employees must conduct themselves in accordance with our Corporate Company Values and Business Ethics at all times 

Skills & Attributes    
•    Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail
•    Analytical skillset with a methodical approach to problem solving
•    Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
•    A proven background in negotiation    
•    Ability to influence others & manage conflict
•    Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations

•    Applied knowledge of buying and negotiation
•    Previous Purchasing experience within a faced paced working environment 
•    Excellent working knowledge of Excel    
•    Working knowledge of Sage/SAP
•    Previous experience in all or some of the following areas
o    Automation 
o    Automotive manufacturing 
o    Aerospace manufacturing 
o    Mechanical/material handling 
o    Conveyor systems 
o    Pneumatics 
o    Hydraulics 
o    Robotics
o    Control systems
o    Electrical power systems
•    GCSE qualification in Maths & English (Grade C or above)
•    CIPS qualified (or working towards) or a relevant degree qualification 

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Potential for Telework:

Yes, 25%

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