Technical and Engineering, Engineering general

Commercial Buyer

Last updated: 2 weeks ago
Expires: 6 days from now
Job Role:
Technical and Engineering, Engineering general
Aircraft type:
Airbus A320 Family

Job description

Job Title: Commercial Buyer

Reports to: Purchasing Leader

Location: Shannon Airport, Shannon, Co. Clare

CAE Parc aviation are currently recruiting for a renowned aviation solution provider. The company has a strong reputation of providing customers with a complete range of solutions including aircraft maintenance & modifications, technical, engineering and design services, logistics and material solutions and international training.

Job Purpose:

The main objective of this role to take the supply chain process for each aircraft project to meet business unit production goals. This would include the sourcing and ordering of all materials, services, equipment and tooling for each project.

Essential Job Function:


  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with team members, clients and suppliers. Negotiation skills to work with suppliers and make better deals for the company.
  • An understanding of purchase order software platforms
  • Good attention to detail to ensure all purchase orders are accurate.
  • Ability to work with a team.
  • Proactive awareness of material changes in the marketplace with regards to obsolescence, health risks, manufacturer shortages & legislative changes.
  • Must be innovative with regards to product substitutions & alternatives & be continuously working on cost reductions for the company on commercial type materials & services.
  • Proactive awareness of Health & Safety regulations with regards to the safe transportation, storage & use of materials or products that may be of a hazardous nature.
  • Must always adhere to company policies & procedures & be aware of the relevant sections of the M.O.E & S.P.M (Company procedure manuals).
  • Monitoring of vendor performance & ensuring that relevant approvals e.g. ISO for commercial suppliers are kept updated on vendor database.
  • IT skills to troubleshoot essential computer programs.
  • Sourcing & ordering of all non-aircraft & aircraft related materials & services for the Company. Consumable materials i.e. cleaning materials, abrasives etc.
  • Tooling & capital equipment purchases.
  • Workwear & personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Stationery, office furniture, printing & IT supplies
  • Packaging supplies.
  • Maintenance, repair & operational (MRO) equipment
  • Departmental service contracts & agreements.

Candidate Requirements


  • A minimum of 2 years' relevant experience in a purchasing and supply chain role ideally within the aviation industry is required.
  • Qualification in IIPMM / APICS Purchasing, Logistics and/or Supply Chain is desirable.
  • Strong IT Skills with experience working with modern ERP Systems.
  • Have a consistent high level of commercial awareness.
  • Demonstrates and is passionate about delivering solutions for our customers. Be aware of customer needs and makes decisions with customer in mind at all times.
  • Have a strong work ethic, be reliable, focussed, self-motivated with a positive attitude, and be very customer service oriented.
  • Experience of working in a Lean / 5S environment.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail.
  • A Team player with a passion and enthusiasm for the company values & brand.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy.

Company Benefits:

      Healthcare contribution

Generous pension scheme

Support for professional career progression

Sick pay scheme

20 days annual leave plus 'Time in Lieu'

Refer a friend scheme

Subsidised canteen on-site

Employee discount at Shannon Airport

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception. As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", we're proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team. At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age. The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women, and the gender diverse. CAE Parc Aviation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Commercial Buyer