Opportunities for interim, contract and temporary positions


Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost.

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support. 

Within our land systems capability, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations. 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.

Job Description

Due to recent success, we are looking for an experienced Buyer to manage a portfolio of suppliers within our Marshall Land Systems Business. Initially on a 6 month fixed term basis.

The main duties of the role are as follows:-

  • Support the Supply Chain Manager
  • Performs routine day-to-day activities associated with the products and services administering and expediting purchase orders
  • Managing MRP requirements to satisfy production schedules and implementation of appropriate recovery plans. Shortage reporting and resolution
  • Receive Bills of Materials and carry out system checks on materials and services to be supplied to projects and shipping requirements.
  • Negotiate with suppliers obtaining best price and lead times, resolving any supply chain issues
  • Liaises with customers/ suppliers to respond to routine queries regarding contract and supply chain issues.
  • Provides input to project meetings to answer questions concerning contract/supply chain matters.
  • Monitoring and measuring process performance producing regular and accurate management information/reports as required.
  • Adheres to a range of standard procedures and precedents to solve problems which arise, with instruction direction and guidance available from others


The successful candidate will be considered to be an expert in their field and will provide guidance and support to colleagues. Hence candidates should possess the following:-

  • Ability to build supplier relationships and engage with suppliers

  • An effective communicator with a good understanding of techniques that drive Quality/cost improvement

  • Manufacturing procurement experience (including reading technical drawings, engineering background preferred)

  • Experience with Supplier KPI’s and performance management

  • Ability to draft standard letters and responses.

  • Proficient use of MS applications with good understanding of MRP and other planning systems

  • Good verbal and written communication and negotiation skills

  •  ‘Lateral’ thinker – someone who can find solutions for problems and ‘think outside the box’

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.