Buyer (Payload) - Part-time

MicroTECH Global Ltd
16 Oct 2021
24 Oct 2021
Part Time
Contract Type


Buyer (Payload) - Part-time

Farnborough - Office based position

Highly competitive salary with Employee Benefits


Ensure suitable standards, processes and controls are followed across all phases of the procurement process from initial RFI through RFP, negotiation, order placement and delivery follow up and tracking.

Be the front person for all aspects of procured items.

Contribute to the development of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities in the space community.

Be comfortable to work across multiple projects for multiple customers.

Be involved in the preparation of proposals, proposal work statements and specifications and operating budgets.

Influence and carry out PO negotiations and modifications.

Be comfortable in a fast moving and dynamic environment with whilst being able to remain calm and keep the team focussed on the goal.

Lead both mechanical and electronic component/assembly procurement and delivery.

An understanding of ESA and/or NASA standards would be beneficial.

A level of understanding with respect to UK/US export control guidelines would be beneficial.

Project management understanding would be beneficial with the potential to learn and grow the role.


2-5 years of experience in procurement/buying preferably in the satellite payload and/or products industry.

Proven ability to carry out all of the required tasks from RFI through to component delivery.

Orientated towards ensuring the best value for money can be achieved.

Good negotiation skills.

Track record of working across multiple projects and technology bases whilst working with suppliers globally.

Willingness to learn but also educate others.

Confident in engaging with vendors and making timely decisions.

Be able to understand and analyse key procurement requirements technically and commercially.

Experience of working with ESA/ECSS, NASA and MIL-STD processes and projects would be beneficial.

Excellent negotiation skills, administration and organisational skills

Awareness of ISO 9001, AS9100, etc quality systems

Bachelor's degree or other relevant diplomas would be beneficial but not a must.

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