Bids and Projects Buyer

Bids and Projects Buyer

Job Title: Bids and Projects Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rustington
Salary: Up to £40,000 plus benefits package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15991 SW
Contact Name: Sue Wood
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 04, 2018 10:36

Job Description

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Bid and Projects Buyer to join a world class specialist in vehicle protections systems at their offices in Rustington, West Sussex offering occasional travel in the UK and overseas (driving licence is a must) with a salary of up to £40,000 plus a benefits package that includes Company Pension, 25 days holiday and Private Medical Insurance.   

In this newly created role you will be responsible for fulfilling the materials requirements of their vehicle programmes, you will be accountable for cost, time, and quality of supplied goods and services on £multi-million armoured vehicle programs, and will provide procurement and subcontract expertise to bid teams in the winning of new business.  The key focus of this role is to significantly develop and improve procurement influence on winning new business and delivering successful bids and projects to customers.  The Bids and Projects Buyer will effectively manage key stakeholders (internal and external), this will be delivered in part, through effective strategic procurement, supply chain planning and supplier management.   


  • Experience in a strategic leadership role in Supply Chain Management
  • Extensive experience of strategic sourcing in the vehicle, engineering and production environment
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Able to manage demanding external and internal stakeholders
  • Experience of multi-site purchasing requirements
  • Familiarity with defence procurement and commercial sales processes
  • CIPS preferred or currently studying for CIPS.
  • Proven supply chain management experience within automotive, engineering and manufacturing industries
  • An excellent understanding of technical drawings, design intent and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to manage low-level maturity design and skilled in cost estimating.
  • Planning & implementation skills, able to deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC (‘Secret’) level.
  • Full driving licence and be willing to travel to other sites within UK as and when required.

If you are looking for a new challenge and have the skills and experience listed about please send your CV today.