Associate Buyer

Glasgow, UK/Remote
Added: February 10, 2024
Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spire’s data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual for the position of Associate Buyer to join our purchasing team reporting to the Purchasing Manager. As part of the Satellite Platform team, you will help us define and execute the processes required to obtain the materials needed to build spacecraft within the purpose-built facility in Glasgow.

Essential for success is a proactive, “can do” attitude. The successful candidate will have an unwavering attention to detail. An unbending focus on quality is critical. We need enthusiastic team players with a passion for the industry.

Role Responsibilities

  • Representing Supply Chain, the Associate Buyer will be responsible and accountable for all general Purchasing activities within Spire.
  • Raising Purchase Orders, management of Purchase Requisitions, issuing quotations through the RFQ cycle etc.
  • Highlighting and actioning any shortages / potential shortages as and when they occur.
  • Managing delivery schedule and weekly open order book.
  • Interacting closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues.
  • Coordinating with engineering departments on New Product Introductions, ensuring supply base and Operations requirements are met.
  • Responsibility for procurement business system data and integrity.

Basic Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of proven experience in a similar role within any industry.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Previous experience in Purchasing
  • Proficient user of MS Office
  • Oracle Netsuite experience is a distinct advantage.
  • Solution driven approach to daily operational issues.
  • Solid administrative skills with the ability to deliver against tight deadlines.
  • Able to work on your own initiative and self-motivated with a positive approach.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and confidence to communicate at all levels within a culturally diverse workforce.

Spire operates a hybrid work model, and this position will require you to work a minimum of three days per week in office.

Access to US export controlled software and/or technology may also be required.

Spire is Global and our success draws upon the diverse viewpoints, skills and experiences of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

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