• Location


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  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Competitive salary with attractive benefits package

  • Contact:

    Lisa Osborne

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446162

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Electronics Manufacture



An experienced technical Buyer is required by a market leading innovative Defence Systems company.  

The purpose of the Buyer role will be to:

  • Ensure all purchased material is available to the business with appropriate timescales and cost.
  • Compliance management of both the Export/Import of Technology process - Export of Shipping and Export Process/actions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Understand and support the programme plan, key events and milestones to ensure appropriate procurement support is provided.
  • Core commodities to include consumables, components (catalogue and bespoke), drawn parts.
  • Coordination of requirements planning and timely material availability to the business.
  • Manage Export processes and maintain and action all Export records
  • Maintain part planning data e.g. lead times, MOQs, economic batch sizes.
  • Undertake assigned supplier selection activities
  • Identify and add new suppliers to the approved vendor list when necessary.
  • Award and manage supplier purchase orders to ensure timely receipt of materials, acting as principle point of contact with assigned suppliers.
  • Review, progress and report material availability
  • Manage change and its impact e.g. cost, schedule and design
  • Coordinate the repair of faulty subcontracted material for customer and production use.
  • Manage vendors of: Components and/or assemblies' custom fabricated to specification, supplies commercial off the shelf components and/or assemblies, capable of providing maintenance, repair, operating supplies, services and safety products
  • Raise and maintain all export licenses, invoices, documentation packages, advice notes, open licences returns.

The Person:

  • Established administration, organisation and communication skills
  • A strong track record within the procurement functions, preferably within an electronic systems manufacturing environment
  • A trained and competent negotiator
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-cultural/multinational team environment
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), time management and organisational skills
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook); Visio package
  • Export/Import licences, commodity codes, CPC codes, documentation packages, ITAR/EAR/TAA, incoterms, classifications etc.,

**Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered**

Do you have a technical procurement background and have import/export experience? In return for this experience, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefits including; 9 day fortnights, 25 days annual leave (increasing with length of service), Pension Contributions.  Interested? Please forward your latest CV to or contact Lisa on 01384 446162 for further details.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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