Opportunities for permanent roles in a range of business sectors


We are looking to recruit a talented Buyer to join our busy Purchasing team. You will be responsible for developing a high performing, cost effective supply chain capable of supporting the growing needs of the business. If you have experience in managing/developing an international supply base, are driven by results, and have a keen attention to detail, we'd like to hear from you

Main duties include:

  • Contract negotiation
  • Cost reduction/price negotiation
  • Stock ordering/lean inventory management
  • Purchase order processing
  • Ensuring materials are delivered in time to support customer demand
  • Driving continuous improvement through our international supply base
  • Identifying and assessing new sources where applicable to help drive the company's cost reduction and quality improvement targets
  • Supporting new product introduction activity; ensuring that the relevant process controls are implemented to ensure the delivery of a quality product
  • Supply chain development in consideration of the total cost of acquisition
  • Identifying areas of manufacturing weakness and ensure corrective actions are effectively implemented
  • Commodity market movement analysis
  • Assessment and management of component obsolescence
  • Maintaining an understanding of suppliers' financial health and mitigation of risk as appropriate

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • >3 years' experience in a Purchasing role
  • Team player
  • Demonstrable track record in cost reduction
  • Experienced in managing suppliers internationally
  • Some engineering knowledge would be considered an advantage
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics AX is desirable
  • Qualified to A Level or equivalent experience (Purchasing specific qualifications preferable)
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills

Personal attributes:

  • Self-motivated individual with strong initiative and drive to achieve
  • Articulate and capable communicator with strong team-working ethic
  • Prepared to travel internationally as required
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)