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


Senior Sub-Contract Buyer (Maternity Cover – Contract or Perm 6 Month FTC)

As Hanwha Phasor continue to develop hardware and move closer to product release, the Operations team are looking to recruit a dedicated Senior Buyer to take ownership of procurement and management of components and consumables. The successful candidate will work closely with the design and operations teams to establish a robust supply chain to support the scale up of hardware procurement ensuring that obsolescence issues, and supply chain risks are identified and mitigated in a timely manner. The role will require a self-motivated Senior Sub-Contract Buyer who has a strong background in of working with electronic and mechanical component suppliers ensuring best value and on time delivery are achieved. They should be a good communicator, motivated by teamwork and happy to support the team to ensure that the company objectives are achieved.

Reporting directly to the Sub-contract Manager this role will manage all component level Materials Procurement Actives from Request for Quotation through to delivery and support the Sub-contract Manager on supplier activities.

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

  • Manage component purchasing
  • Manage Inventory in line with MRP recommendations
  • Expedite materials from suppliers so they are available when required
  • Maintain Order book data integrity with a focus on zero past dues
  • Liaising with suppliers to discuss queries
  • Source obsolete products as required by customer’s Bill Of Materials (BOM)
  • Complete materials costing analysis using Excel
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Obtain competitive pricing for materials
  • Quote and purchase electronic and mechanical components and consumables
  • Assists other teams as required

Organisational responsibilities

  • Support transition of Manufacturing to contract manufacturing partners
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and build good working relationships with cross-functional teams and external departments, reporting against targets where required
  • Excellent communication skills. Strongly self-motivated and able to take responsibility of problems and finding effective solutions

Essential qualifications and skills

  • Purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of purchasing electronic components / PCB’s is essential
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent IT skills including Intermediate
  • Excel skills
  • Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload
  • Ability to work well on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic


  • Good working knowledge of import / export legislation including ITAR
  • Experience of Working in US Contracting Environment including FARS/DFARS
  • Strong network of industry / internal contacts
  • Excellent experience of make/Buy reviews and Supplier Management and Engagement Plans
  • Good understanding of Electronics Procurement preferable in and RF environment

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