Ultra Electronics Group
Loudwater, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
10h ago

We are investigators, problem solvers, brilliant thinkers, relentless explorers, we are Ultra!

Here at Ultra, we we’re committed to ensuring that relevant learning and development is provided for skills in specific job areas, where work procedures have changed, where new standards are introduced and where the use of new products and equipment is required.

We have a fantastic job opportunity! We are currently seeking to recruit diligent and highly capable people to work on innovative technologies and inspire our up-and-coming team members to deliver best in class results.

About the team

Join Ultra Maritime, a part of the Ultra Group, we are a UK based solutions provider and systems integrator operating in the Defence and Aerospace markets, delivering world leading products, solutions and services to our national and international customers.

We trust and empower each other, we love to celebrate success and we win as a team. Together, we embrace change and we’re never satisfied until we’ve done what we said we’d do

The Ultra Supply Chain function manages the processes associated with Indirect and Direct Procurement of goods and materials required to meet the operational demands of the business and the logistics of ensuring that materials are available for operations, and the completed products / services are delivered to the customer.

About the role

As a Buyer, you will purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

Here, you will ensure the company receives value for money on all purchases, benchmark and manage suppliers to achieve optimal delivery for Ultra.

Naturally, you will work to improve quality, cost and delivery using Ultra KPI’s and the IFS MRP system.

Key Responsibilities as a Buyer

  • Purchase goods and services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • To ensure MRP data is accurate, maintain accurate part and supplier MRP data including lead-times, cost and supplier evaluations
  • Ensure continuous supply of required material and communicate and supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Manage supplier order books and effectively expedite and prioritise orders to ensure Goods / Services are available to the manufacturing team at the right time.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs
  • Liaise with Production, QA and Programmes to ensure product and service quality levels are maximized
  • On-time-in-full delivery of materials and services to support project milestones.
  • Monitor market trends and market suppliers
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • To identify appropriate sources of supply to meet contract needs
  • To ensure contract conditions are applied including specific flow downs where appropriate.
  • To assist in developing ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
  • Support procurement department objectives and KPI’s and be instrumental in supporting their achievement.
  • Support the timely return of any defective material deliveries to respective vendors and procure replacement materials in accordance with company procedures and processes whilst minimizing any impact on project milestones.
  • Demonstrate and adhere to the Ultra ASPIRE values at all times.
  • Skills, Qualification and Experience as a Buyer

  • Experience in direct procurement in a regulated environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with personnel at all levels of the organization.
  • Working knowledge of ERP and MRP systems (such as IFS).
  • Strong analytical skills - proficient in Excel and reporting software.
  • A high level of self-motivation and able to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines is key to success in this role
  • PC literate in MS office suite.
  • Eligible to obtain UK security clearance to SC level.
  • Personal Attributes

  • A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation to deliver excellence
  • Ambitious and self-reliant - intrinsically self-motivated
  • Well organised and delivery focused
  • An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success
  • Collaborative working with people with a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Every employee is critical to our success and as such we offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities.

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  • Flexible working within core working hours (flexible start / finish times)
  • 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy / sell 5 days plus bank holidays.
  • 4 times your annual salary in life assurance
  • Flexible benefits package (retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, health screening and more!)
  • Pension Scheme - Less than 5 years’ service up to 5.5% employer contributions, 5 years’ service + up to 7.5% employer contributions.
  • A confidential Employee Support Helpline
  • How do you find the hidden, detect the soundless, and see the invisible? How would you like to lead a team that develops and manufactures next-generation technologies and products that help find our nation’s stealthiest adversaries?

    Find out more about what we do and the people who currently help us succeed.

    Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Ultra about our Employee Referral process!

    Here at Ultra we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusivity. Underpinned by our values, behaviours and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself.

    We also believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures will increase our diversity of thinking, ensuring we successfully deliver to our customers.

    We therefore do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    We also support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

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