Purchasing Lead

Reference number: 00063373, Date added: 01-Aug

Are you comfortable in a fast moving world with multiple interfaces and stakeholders? Would you like to be involved in establishing new power generators for the defence market from introduction to the withdrawal from supply? If yes then Rolls-Royce has an opportunity for you. Join us as a Purchasing Lead and work closely with project management teams to source all of the items that are required to deliver on the customer requirements. Based in Winsford, Cheshire you'll also plan the purchase of materials, parts, components, services and supplies into the business. What's more, you'll develop supplier relationships in order to set collective continuous improvement. If you would like to progress your career further as a People Manager then this is the first step in achieving it.


Rolls-Royce remains the second largest global provider of defence aero-engine products and services with 18,000 engines, 160 customers in 103 countries. Our engines power aircraft in every major sector, including: transport; combat; patrol; trainers; helicopters; and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).


We continue to develop relationships with customers in an expanding international market from our bases in the UK, sending selected people on assignments around the globe. Our engine support through MissionCare (TM) continues to generate significant revenues across a wide range of engines.


Your Key Accountabilities:

  • You'll identify material, component, and related requirements from Engineering (new products) and Customer Services (spares) and conduct up-front purchasing activity in line with customer deliverables.
  • In front-end procurement mode you'll analyse data and determine factors that affect prices and determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.
  • You'll review proposals, negotiate prices, select or recommend suppliers, analyse trends, follow up orders placed, agree payment terms, and maintain necessary records.
  • You'll coordinate and follow up with Project Management, Production, Quality, Engineering and Planning personnel to ensure that purchasing activity provides an appropriate solution to each respective area of the business.