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​MPI are looking for a permanent Buyer/Purchaser for our aviation-based customer located at Stansted Airport.

The Buyer/Purchaser will be responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the Purchasing function under the guidance of the Purchasing Supervisor. The ability to multi task and work under pressure are essential requirements of this role.

Main Responsibilities:

·The day to day operation of the Purchasing function

·Purchasing a wide range of aircraft parts, materials and related equipment in line with operational procedures and requirements.

·Timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of parts in line with operational requirements

·Maintaining inventory levels within approved guidelines

·Resolving and investigating supply chain errors and examining via root cause analysis

·Ensuring parts and materials are purchased at the most competitive price

·Creating and updating daily shortage reports

·Continually improving purchasing methods in a bid to drive down external spend

·Identifying new suppliers including discount structures and volume rebates

·Progress chasing

·Ensuring the highest level of service is provided and maintained for both internal and external customers

·Assisting to ensure stringent material control is in place to ensure company targets are met with regards to spend, Inventory levels, usage, scrap etc.

·Assisting in developing and implementing policies and procedures for Materials Purchasing and ensuring these are understood and adhered to

·Providing clearance information to the responsible courier / freight forwarder for all imports, within regulations of Customs and Excise

·Out of hours AOG support as and when required.

·Perform any other duties within your capabilities as directed by the Company

Skills and Experience Required:


·Demonstrable experience in a similar role in a purchasing environment

·Computer literate with experience in ERP software and Microsoft Office

·Excellent organisational and communication skills

·Full Clean UK Driving Licence – due to location


Aviation experience; however not essential

Must have use of own vehicle (due to limited public transport in the area)


4 on 4 off rotating shift pattern

07.00 – 19.00


£23K + Shift allowance of £5000

Candidates who wish to apply please email a CV to Kerrie Hill