rocket
propulsion
vehicle
avionics
commercial
supply chain
buyer

We are looking for a Buyers Assistant who will be responsible for helping our procurement team with acquiring precise materials, products and services. This is a unique opportunity for a motivated buyer to work for a groundbreaking company that is creating highly sophisticated rockets that will revolutionise the future of space launch.

Orbex

Orbex is a leading micro-launch company with our Prime vehicle being prepared to launch from our home spaceport, Space Hub Sutherland. We are well placed to be one of the first operational micro-launch companies in Europe with over €40m of project financing secured, a number of customers signed up, our launch licence application submitted, and backing from organisations including UKSA and ESA.

We are a rapidly growing company with staff located between our production and test facilities in Forres, Scotland and Copenhagen, Denmark. Working on cutting-edge advances in rocket fuel technology, Prime’s carbon footprint is up to 96% lower than comparable vehicles, leading to innovations in propulsion and tank structures. A state-of-the-art re-flight system means we can recover and reuse our technology, and innovations in separation mechanisms mean we leave no debris in space.

Having developed in-house production capability, we can 3D print complex engines, produce full-scale carbon composite fuel tanks, and have avionics and software testing labs in both Scotland and Denmark. Based in Forres, you will be right in the heart of this fast-paced cutting-edge company, gaining a unique insight into what it takes to build a new launch vehicle for a buoyant commercial market.

The Position

Responsibilities

The position includes the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Placement of electronic purchase orders via Infor Syteline in a timely manner.
  • Expedite product/material/service orders.
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain supplier databases and negotiate with supply chains and maintain external relationships.
  • Receive goods and notify the necessary departments.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in a similar buyer's assistant role in highly regulated industries such as Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Engineering or Defence.
  • Good system skills, a self-starter in IT platforms and software such as Infor Syteline.
  • Strong communication skills – excellent written and spoken English. 
  • Problem solver and identifying solutions and high attention to detail.

 

Desirable Skills

  • Excited by the prospect of joining a business in growth mode, with the scope to progress.
  • Ability to multi-task, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Proficient in Excel.

Personality

Orbex is a high-paced, startup culture where you will be encouraged to assume responsibility for tasks and see them through.

It is imperative that you take initiative, communicate openly and can collaborate with technical and non technical team members.

You must be able to thrive in an international, diverse and multicultural environment. 

Location

This role is based in Forres at Orbex’s headquarters.

Orbex Forres is located at the foot of the Scottish Highlands, near Inverness. It's close to the spectacular coastline, wild beaches and amazing wildlife of the Moray Firth, as well as being a short distance from the world famous Loch Ness, and Aviemore ski resort.

If you enjoy adventurous outdoor pursuits in extraordinary natural environments, the coast and highlands around Forres offer an ideal location.

Mountaineering, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, camping, sailing, surfing, motorbiking and skiing are all within easy reach of our main UK factory, and many members of our team participate in adventure sports in the vast, beautiful settings of Sutherland.

If you enjoy drone flying, wildlife or landscape photography, some of the most spectacular vistas in the world are directly at your doorstep.

Security

You must be a UK or European citizen or from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention. You may be required to undergo a UK BPSS check which includes a criminal record check. 

Benefits

For the right candidate, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:-

  • Competitive salary of £25k - £35k depending on experience.
  • An equity stake in the company so you will really benefit from your hard work as the company grows and is successful. 
  • Our roles need to be on-site in Scotland due to the nature of the position, export controls and security, but we are happy to sponsor visas for you and your family and provide relocation assistance as required.
  • Company Cycle to Work scheme
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Orbex Space
United Kingdom, Forres
Posted 15d ago
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