Buyer - Operations Cheltenham, GBR

Your Opportunity to Define Possible . Our Opportunity t o Deliver the Nation's Security . Together.

Salary: £23,000 - £28,000

Role clearance type : You must be able to gain and maintain the relevant UK Government clearance in the line with the job role (SC)

Location: Cheltenham

About Your Opportunity:

The role is working within the Supply Chain team carrying out core operational activities to support the Northrop Grumman NSS Supply Chain processes. Working as an integral part of the team, and in accordance with the published procedures, you will be responsible for assisting in the sourcing and scheduling of materials and services against programs and indirect categories, ensuring customer expectations are met. You will work with other members of the team to support strategic activities, collaborate with 3rd parties and help develop ways of working through continuous improvement exercises and operation delivery such as demand forecasting, PO management, materials sourcing, scheduling and inventory management.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.

  • Flexible Benefits Package - choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.

  • Employee Incentive Programme - exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel.

  • Career Development - opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Monitor purchase orders/sub-contracts for compliance with contracted delivery schedules. Ensure necessary amendments are made in a timely fashion and reported appropriately.

  • Receive and acknowledge Supplier acknowledgements of accepted orders/contracts

  • Undertake supplier negotiations for incl. price, schedule and terms and conditions, delivering best value for money and ensuring on time and on budget requirements (schedule / quality) in accordance with the Programme structure

  • Evaluate suppliers proposals against objective criteria to recommend those offering maximum compliance against requirements at best value

  • Onboard new suppliers as required ensuring appropriate due diligence, in line with procedures, is performed and recorded

  • Oversee the success of the Helpdesk and operational function to ensure efficient and effective delivery of operational supply chain activities.

  • Understand and conform to Northrop Grumman's ethical policies, Standards of Business Conduct and quality management policies and procedures

  • Carry out other ad-hoc tasks within the team that may reasonably be required.

Your Experience:

  • Capable of identifying issues and supporting the development of resolution.

  • Good attention to detail

  • Organised, adept at workload management and prioritising appropriately to meet deadlines

  • Good interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with all audiences/stakeholders

  • Proficient user of MS office

  • Engaging 'can do' attitude

  • Proactive team member with good interpersonal skills

  • Flexible approach and willingness to challenge, learn and improve

  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • IT literacy especially Microsoft Office suite applications.

  • Evidence of sound commercial awareness from work experience or education

  • Must be willing to travel on an occasional basis to attend multiple geographic locations within the UK

  • Valid UK Passport and driving license

  • Willing to undertake security clearance

  • Content to work in Defence & Security sectors.

  • Strong numeracy, administrative and organisational skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication with good accuracy and attention to detail

  • Basic awareness of contracts

  • Purchase order drafting

  • Understanding of how supply chain operates within an organisation

  • Understanding of Buying/Purchase Order/contract/subcontract management

Your Future Team:

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry . We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We'll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business.

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And w ithin a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes - then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who'll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I'd like to find out more - then connect direct with , where one of our recruitment business partners will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation's security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

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Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.