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Interoperable, ultra-low profile, high-gain satcom on the move


Procurement Buyer

We have a great opportunity for a Procurement Buyer to join a growing company in the supply chain team, working closely with engineering in the development of a novel phased array antenna system. The successful candidate will be comfortable in carrying out sourcing activities from RFQs and order placements, to agreeing contractual terms with suppliers, as well as continuous stakeholder management. This role relies on effective workload prioritisation and high independent productivity to meet the needs of the business.

On a day-to-day basis you will support procurement requests which will heavily involve; supplier management, orderbook management and helping to resolve engineering issues, whilst keeping cost, quality, and project timescales in mind. Successful candidates will be able to resolve commercial issues and risks in a timely manner, as well as having an awareness of the electronics/aerospace/satcom industry and standards that follow.

Look up and lock on to a bigger future, fast

As the original disruptors in solid-state satcom-on-the-move antenna, Hanwha Phasor is rewriting the book on phased arrays. It’s one of the toughest challenges in satcom. And, so far, we are the only team to demo multi-axis capability in real world conditions.

Now we’re closing in our goal: active electronically-steered antennas (AESA) for super-fast, super-reliable connectivity—GEO, of course, but LEO, MEO and HEO too.

Our inventive combination of digital and analogue architectures enables highest performance gain for lowest power and lowest profile, while our modular approach enables configurable apertures for the full range of enterprise customers on the move – in the air, on land or at sea.

Backed by Hanwha Systems, the Korean technology giant with a growing presence in global satcom, we are attracting formidable partners: we have appointed a world-class, global manufacturing partner, and two of the world’s best FABs are working on our chips.

So, what does that mean for you? All the fast-paced opportunity you’d expect from a challenger, plus the systems, processes and investment you’d want from an established industry leader.

Technical responsibilities

  • Assist management of the procurement of electronic components, and PCA deliveries with the CEM in line with project schedules, for the design of electronically steered antennas used in satellite communication.
  • Run reports from the ERP system relating to supplier KPIs, spend tracking, open commitment, etc.
  • Manage ad-hoc procurement purchasing requests for other commodities where required (cables, metalwork, services, etc).
  • Obtain competitive pricing for purchase requests to achieve company cost-savings.
  • Complete material cost analysis’ where required and help track spend in line with budgets.
  • Proactively coordinate with engineering teams and component suppliers/manufacturers to build and maintain solid relationships to aid cost optimisation and mitigate component lead times.
  • Have suitable industry knowledge of; key component manufacturers and distributors, component traceability requirements, and be able to support potential obsolescence.

Organisational responsibilities

  • Report into the senior buyer and engineering teams on status updates with regards component kitting dates and production readiness etc.
  • Support quality compliance to help maintain the ISO9001/AS9100 ambitions of the organisation by following and enforcing procurement related processes.
  • Maintain positive relationships with suppliers to ensure the timely delivery of materials and components.
  • Identify and manage any risks associated with procurement progress affecting project timelines. This may involve identification of supply chain risks, ensuring compliance with contracts, and developing sourcing strategies for component groups.
  • Be proactive in taking ownership of procurement groups and always seeks opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to take the initiative in identifying and addressing challenges, and to work independently to achieve project goals.

Essential qualifications and skills

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in procurement, preferably in the electronics/aerospace/satcomms industry
  • Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or suitable qualification in a related discipline
  • Strong negotiation, communication and relationship management skills
  • High attention to detail and task prioritisation
  • Knowledge of electrical/mechanical BOM structures related to electronic product assemblies, and basic PCA manufacturing processes
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Awareness of NDAs/procurement terms and conditions


  • CIPS Level 4 qualified or desire to work towards qualification
  • Knowledge of export and trade compliance
  • Experience with ERP systems (SAP, IFS)
  • Appreciation of AS9100 / ISO9001 processes
  • Ability to liaise, and build relationships with various stakeholders (both internal and external); engineering teams, finance, CEMs, component distributors

All the benefits you'd expect from an industry leader

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Life insurance at 4X annual salary
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days' holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training – continuing professional development to enable our people to succeed
  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • WeCare – access to 24/7 online GP

Overseas candidates welcome, generous relocation package

  • Sponsorship available on some roles – check vacancies
  • Visa application support and advice for you and your dependants
    • Full access to immigration consultant to assist with application process
    • Visa fees paid in full for employee + up to three dependants
  • Immigration health surcharge (IHS) covered for employee and up to three dependants for the length of the visa
  • Interest-free loans for employees with no prior UK residency – to help with essential purchases on arrival
  • Ongoing advice, support group and buddy scheme with other employees who have recently moved to the UK

London Technology Centre:

  • Based in modern, open-plan offices in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, with great views of the City of London from several spacious balconies with outdoor seating.
  • Excellent transport connections: Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras overground stations within walking distance; Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a five-minute walk.
  • Showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site. Workspace networking and social events throughout the year.
  • With the City, Covent Garden and Embankment close by, there's plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.
  • Leather Lane street food market is right on our doorstep, with the usual chains close by.

For further information on how to future-proof your satcom solution, contact us here