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Buyer (Fixed Term Contract)

Triumph Group

Triumph Group

Accounting & Finance
Flintshire, UK
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2023

Buyer (Fixed Term Contract)


Flintshire, GB, CH5 2NS

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Supply Chain

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.

Position Summary


Purchasing and supplier performance management of complex original equipment (OE), legacy and spares components for the Aerospace Industry.

Position Information


This is a Fixed Term Contract position which may be for up to 12 months.


Duties and Responsibilities


•    Management of the purchase requisitions for timely placement of purchase orders and sub-contract orders for suppliers, as required
•    Ensure appropriate quality instructions and customer requirements are flowed to suppliers
•    Coordinate delivery status, communicate internally and manage supplier recovery to support the business requirements
•    Manage import of goods with detailed management of ITAR and related customs regulatory requirements
•    Risk Management with appropriate escalation
•    Manage supplier delivery performance and associated metrics 
•    Hold regular supplier business reviews
•    Negotiate best cost and payment terms
•    Support supplier selection and assessment process 
•    Invoice query resolution 
•    Work with wider Triumph team to implement long term agreements
•    Completion of any work related tasks which would be deemed reasonable for this role. 


Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


•    Previous experience in a purchasing role is essential, preferably Aerospace but not essential
•    Inter-operational process management experience with a good knowledge of purchasing procedures
•    Ability to read and translate Engineering drawings and documentation, to extent required for this role
•    Trained in continuous improvement tools and techniques would be an advantage
•    Excellent Excel skills
•    Excellent communication and negotiation skills required 
•    Understanding of raw material, forgings, machining, supplier manufacturing processes and treatments would be an advantage
•    Previous experience of Syteline Business systems an advantage.


Position Details 


•    Flexible working location – based out of either Deeside or Cheltenham, however Deeside location would be preferred
•    Travel to UK and international suppliers and other Triumph sites
•    Hours of Employment: 37 hours a week. Flexibility may be required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain OR show proof of a vaccination.  The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Please contact us if you require assistance in applying for Triumph Group and we will provide reasonable accommodations via If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here