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Job Title:  Procurement Manager


Southall, Greater London, GB, UB2 5NH

Business Unit:  Maintenance & Repair Europe
Posting Date:  Aug 1, 2022
Job Description: 

 Scope of Role:

This is a wide and varied role covering both the Procurement, Component Management and export control and compliance activities for Muirhead.

Taking overall responsibility for the Commercial team, you will use your communication and influencing skills to develop and grow excellent relationships internally and externally.  


  • Carry out the Purchasing of Inventory for the workshop (~£800k in annual spend)


  • Carry out the Purchasing of non-stock items for the business (~£100k in annual spend)


  • Provide direction and leadership to a team managing the Component Management (purchasing of spares and repair services) for Key accounts, BAE and Leonardo (~£2.5m in annual sales



Be at the forefront of the team as an exceptional leader, developing talent and driving improved employee engagement by inspiring and motivating others.  At all times work as part of the team, act in a professional manner, and convey a positive and constructive approach.


Main Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in accordance with specified technical, quality and delivery requirements.
  • Support the procurement process to ensure orders are raised accurately and on time to ensure all goods and services are supplied in accordance with customer and company requirements
  • Maintain inventory and sufficient stock levels to actively support the workshop facility to meet on time delivery targets and Work Order turnaround time targets.
  • Perform regular reviews and follow ups on all key elements of purchasing with special reference to on time delivery, overdue orders, open orders, order acknowledgements, reorder points and delivery forecasts and maintain the ERP system with the current status and expected delivery dates.
  • Negotiate improved terms and conditions for the business throughout the supplier base. At all times work as part of the team, act in a professional manner, and convey a positive and constructive approach
  • Build strong relationships with key OEM and preferential suppliers to encourage excellent service and favourable price and lead-time commitments, beneficial to Muirhead Avionics.
  • Conduct requests for quotation, evaluation, negotiations and sourcing activities
  • Drive annual cost down and minimise supplier cost increases
  • Ensure compliance with government laws and regulations and company policies and processes.
  • Review performance data related to purchasing effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Provide procurement support for new repair capability, and when necessary, participate in make /buy process.
  • Assist the engineering team with the costing of spares for engineering projects.
  • Ensure full life-cycle strategy and support.




  • Manage, respond to and follow up on specific major customer pricing and delivery enquiries.
  • Manage major customer order books that consist of contracts to supply material and to supply sub contract work order solutions.
  • Manage all outsourced repairs and identify repair provider.
  • Perform & administrate day to day activities regarding commercial and import/export issues whilst maintaining TRT/KPI’s in accordance with the relevant contracts.
  • Maintain relevant customer portals/databases with additions to contract, delivery forecasts, change notes, vendor details and ITAR status.
  • Ensure the service provided is efficient and professional and consistent with the customer needs.




  • Provide clearance instructions to freight agents on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that import instructions provided are inline with company procedures and in accordance with HMRC requirements.
  • Maintain a log of all imports and ensure the IPR register is constantly kept up to date regarding the import/export of goods.
  • Audit management of IPR and Export Compliance
  • Ensure that all export controlled goods are shipped in accordance with the relevant restrictions.

Other Responsibilities/Non-essential Functions:

  • Undertake training that is identified as a requirement of the role as identified by the role Manager.
  • Undertake all other reasonable requests that are made by the role manager/acting manager or Directors.
  • At times of reduced department staff attendance there will be a need to be flexible and provide support outside of the normal tasks of the job to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • On occasion you may be required to take on ad hoc duties which includes, but is not limited to training, department associated tasks and brief secondment to other departments.

Limits of Fiscal/Management Authority:

  • Sign off purchase orders in line with the financial guidelines
  • Not permitted to change Business Management/SOP processes, procedures and guidelines without formal approval but expected to make recommendations.
  • Not permitted to change terms and conditions of employees without the formal approval paperwork being completed.


Standard Company Responsibilities


  • Take responsibility for understanding the Standard Operating Procedures and how they are applied to the role.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety requirements at all times.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies requirements.
  • There is a responsibility on all employees to bring to the attention of their manager any issues that could potentially affect the business, regardless of how small they may seem at the time.
  • All duties within this job description should be carried out in line with any Company policies and procedures in place at the time.





  • Educated to degree level standard or equivalent
  • CIPS purchasing and supply chain qualified 
  • PC literate 
  • Significant IT & Planning system skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to converse easily with a variety of individuals from a mix of cultures and countries 
  • Able to demonstrate commercial aptitude 
  • Proven purchasing experience within an engineering/ production environment 
  • Previous key account management, customer service experience and commercial, pricing and quoting experience 
  • Experience of Import/Export
  • Ability to deal with high level volume of pricing and quoting 
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Experience with controlling medium/high volume products 
  • Experince of lean 
  • Excellent time management 
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to communicate at all levels both externally and internally
  • Numerical aptitude 
  • Logical/ Methodical 
  • Team Player 
  • Self- motivated 
  • Results orientated
  • Handles pressure well
  • Takes ownership 
  • Reliable 
  • Full current driver licence 
  • Able to work effectively with minimum supervision
  • Able to travel to other company and customers on site
  • Able to work additional hours at busy time
  • Due to nature of business security clearance will be required 




  • Engineering degree or Electronics degree (Ideally Aerospace or Avionic)   
  • Business or Finance degree/ Financial background 
  • Proficient in use of Quantum database or other equivalent planning system 
  • Technical Aerospace/Aviation background
  • Full understanding of regulatory requirements appertaining the supple of product for the Aerospace industry 
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing, or repair and maintenance environment 
  • Open minded with a basis to learn and enquire
  • Personally credible  


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