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    £25K + Shift allowance of £5000

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​MPI are looking for a permanent Purchaser/Purchasing Assistant/Buyer/Procurement for our Aviation-based customer based at Stansted Airport.

The 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



£25K + Shift allowance of £5000