ALL.SPACE is hiring a

Senior Buyer - Electronics

Reading, United Kingdom
Full-Time

Who are we?

We hire those that seek to innovate across people, process and technology. Join our global workforce, visualise the future and strive for success. Our engineering campus and corporate offices in the UK and US are optimal environments for ideas and innovation to flourish.

ALL.SPACE, formerly Isotropic Systems, has developed the 5th generation smart terminal, capable of linking with all satellites, all networks, in all orbits, all at once. Our ground-breaking software-defined service enablement platform integrates intelligent routing, edge computing and on-demand services to deliver unprecedented network resilience and application performance. Whether you're on land, sea or air, we ensure that you stay connected.

Visit www.all.space to learn more.

The Role

The Senior Buyer – Contract Manufacture, will have a broad wealth of knowledge encompassing build to print commodities and developmental design through to NPI/Volume partnering. This role will be managing a critical scope of electronic supply and will be required to build a strong, credible relationship with both internal and external customers. The role will be responsible for the development of commercial strategies built around complex engineered products and designs and therefore be able to draft and build statements of work and negotiate their subsequent terms and conditions that protect the business IPR and build relationships in the most cost effective and commercially advantageous manner.

This role will provide the bridge between NPI and full production builds in a volume-production facility and deliver a sustainable high quality, low cost solution in both on and off-shore locations around the world.

Requirements

To succeed in this position, candidates should have exceptional technical and commercial acumen with the gravitas to build rapport with contract manufacturing leaders.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Define and implement complex electronic supply chain strategies to meet the current and future manufacturing requirements
  • Lead the identification, qualification and development of strategic suppliers partners
  • Develop and build strategic relationships with existing key suppliers
  • Lead the identification of supply and subsequent negotiations, apply knowledge of commercial contract law and guidelines, practices and requirements to assess, plan and negotiate best terms and conditions that minimise risk
  • Establish and maintain sound professional relationships with suppliers. Resolve issues (e.g. pricing, quality, timing, claims, contract disputes, etc.) associated with terms and conditions of associated agreements
  • Definition, development and execution of supplier KPI’s that contribute to the overall cost and success of the scope of supply
  • Be the subject matter expert and lead the collaboration with internal departments and external parties to fulfil the given scope of supply
  • Manage and maintain a formalised Risk register for the individual scopes of supply and the extended supply chain
  • Define and develop key measures on industry and commodity trends and recommend action as appropriate
  • Understand demand/spend profile for commodity areas, and provide this information as necessary
  • Track and report cost savings or avoidances and engineering change within the supply chain

Benefits

  • Generous stock options
  • Annual bonus
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Public holidays
  • Travel to work schemes
  • Fruit, snacks & drinks
  • Discounts platform
  • Well-being centre

ALL.SPACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying disability, or any other basis covered by applicable laws. We base all hiring decisions on candidate qualifications and business needs.

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