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Procurement Specialist

  • Kemble, UK
  • Engineering

At ZeroAvia, we’re clean sky thinkers. For the world to achieve truly clean, guilt-free flight, we need a scalable solution; hydrogen-electric powertrains. As a leader in zero-emission aviation and a UK Jet Zero Council member, we’re designing and commercialising hydrogen-powered solutions that will positively impact the future of aviation, global connectivity, and the world

We are seeking a motivated Procurement Buyer to join our team in Kemble, UK. As a Procurement Buyer reporting to the supply chain manager at ZeroAvia, you will be responsible for purchase order creation, managing our end-to-end supply chain processes, ensuring the availability and delivery of critical components, managing supplier relationships, and driving operational excellence. Your role will be pivotal in supporting our mission to revolutionize the aviation industry with sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supplier Management: Identify, evaluate, and onboard strategic suppliers capable of meeting ZeroAvia's quality, cost, and delivery requirements. Establish strong partnerships and negotiate contracts with suppliers to secure favourable terms and conditions. Monitor supplier performance, conduct regular performance reviews, and drive continuous improvement initiatives. Address and resolve any issues or disputes with suppliers to maintain a smooth supply chain.
  • Logistics and Inventory Management: Manage inbound and outbound logistics activities, including transportation, warehousing, and customs compliance. Optimize inventory levels to balance cost and lead time while meeting production and customer demand.
  • Risk Management and Compliance: Identify potential supply chain risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize disruptions. Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to supply chain operations. Implement and maintain robust processes for quality control, product traceability, and supplier audits.
  • Supplier Performance Evaluation: Assess supplier performance, ensuring they meet quality, cost, and delivery standards. Analyse data related to supplier performance and procurement processes to make informed decisions.
  • Supply Chain Optimization: Continuously work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain, identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  • Execution of Supply Chain Strategy and Planning: Supporting the execution of the supply chain strategy in alignment with ZeroAvia's overall business objectives. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to forecast demand, identify potential risks, and implement mitigation strategies. Establish inventory targets, lead times, and safety stock levels to ensure optimal inventory management.

  • Understanding basic supply chain principles, practices, and industry trends.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience in supplier management, negotiation, and contract management.
  • Proficiency in using supply chain management software, ERP systems, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with a high degree of adaptability and resilience.
  • Certification in supply chain management (e.g., CIPS, APICS, CSCP) is a plus.

Our solution-focused culture champions fast decision-making and empowers our people. We value results and efficiency and prioritise achieving our mission in the most effective and innovative way possible. We collaborate as a unified team to create solutions and solve problems, so we want people who share our principles to join us. If you’re eager to take radical ownership and are unafraid to ask questions or challenge the status quo, then we want you to be part of our Clean Sky Thinking.

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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