Textron Buyer in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom



About Textron GSE

Textron Ground Support Equipment, a division of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of ground support equipment.Textron GSE markets products under the TUG, Douglas, Premier, and Safeaero brands. Textron GSE offers a full product line-up from conventional and towbarless pushbacks, baggage tractors, tow tractors, belt loaders, one-man and two-man deicers, ground power units, air starts, and air conditioning units. For more information, visit http://www.textrongse.com/ .

About Textron Specialized Vehicles

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Bad Boy®, TUG™ and Douglas™ brands; Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation Training. For more information, visit: http://www.textron.com/ .

  • Actively participate in the continuous development of the supplier base to achieve “cost of purchase” reductions that meet the requirements of the business.

  • Ensure that purchasing support systems are used and updated on a timely basis so that internal and external stakeholders have accurate and up-to-date information.

About Textron Inc.


Douglas Equipment is seeking a Buyer which will be based in Cheltenham in the United Kingdom. Reporting to the Team Lead Purchasing this position will be responsible for ensuring the cost effective, quality and on-time delivery of a range of Direct Materials and Services from a variety of sources. Develop purchasing strategies that support the business goals and work to continuously improve supplier performance.


  • To select suppliers and negotiate and manage contracts that meet the cost, quality and delivery requirements of the business. This includes purchase order placement, expediting and supplier performance review.

  • To work closely with Quality to ensure suppliers provide products and services as intended.

  • To work closely with Engineering to achieve the introduction of engineering improvements, new product introduction and technology developments working within specification, cost and time constraints.

  • To be prepared to take the lead role for Purchasing as required by the business.

  • To undertake all reasonable requests of the Purchasing Team Lead.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Familiar with the use of integrated MRP/ERP systems and Microsoft Office tools including Outlook, Excel and Word.

  • Previous experience of working in manufacturing business and sourcing of vehicle components.

  • Previous experience of Low Cost Country Sourcing.

  • Ability to analyse data and make informed decisions.

  • Ability to read engineering drawings.

  • Effective communication and people skills.

  • Effective organisational skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

Desired Qualifications and Requirements

  • CIPS qualification or willingness to undertake.


£20,000 - £30,000 depending on experience.

In addition to this you will receive 25 days holiday, Pension Scheme. Life Assurance of 4 X Pensionable salary if you contribute to the pension scheme.


  • CIPS qualification or willingness to undertake.

Job Supply Chain

Primary Location GB-ENG-Gloucestershire

Recruiting Company Textron Specialized Vehicles

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 266660