Opportunities for permanent roles in a range of business sectors

Technical Buyer

We’re looking for an experienced Technical Buyer who has a proven track record of working with a global supply chain, ensuring best value performance and best in class supply.


We’re a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve.  We’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the Supply Chain remit that helps the team deliver its objectives. Some of your key responsibilities will involve:

  • Organising and leading meetings both internally and externally with suppliers in remit
  • Monitoring of supplier performance and feedback performance for continuous supplier improvement
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with critical and key suppliers within assigned material category
  • To ensure competitive pricing using the RFQ process with regular benchmarking of suppliers
  • Take ownership for daily activities for suppliers within remit, placing PO’s, expediting and general performance improvement
  • Proactively communicate design changes to supply base and agree implementation and timescales accordingly
  • Preparation and communication of build data packs, BOM’s, Drawings & work instructions to suppliers
  • Take responsibility for change control/concessions within category and remit, communicating the effectively with the suppliers
  • Visiting suppliers as part of a multifunctional team, to support the application of new designs or problem resolution
  • Supporting with the development of ERP system against Procurement requirements
  • Source new and alternative sources as necessary following new supplier guidelines


About you

A natural communicator hopefully goes without saying, but in addition we’d like you to have:

  • Experience supporting procurement activities within any of the following categories:
  • Custom CNC, milled and turned ultra-high-precision aluminium products within both the UK and overseas
  • Design & Manufacturing knowledge of Metal-Injection-Moulding
  • Complex electro-mechanical sub-assemblies (Robotic Sub-Assemblies a bonus) with experience of transferring sub-assemblies to the vendor
  • High-tech products which include advanced Control, Sensing, Ethernet electronics / electrical engineering
  • Large (low volume) and small (high volume) plastic injection moulded parts
  • A good understanding of technical terms with respect to any of the above, to enable confident communication with suppliers and internal engineering
  • Strong organisation and negotiation skills
  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline
  • Additional professional qualification highly desirable (CIPS)
  • A self-motivated and customer focused approach
  • A flexible, responsive approach and mindset to work productively in a busy environment
  • Proven decision-making experience
  • A genuine desire to help and support team members so that we can all achieve our best


The Package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package including non-contributory pension, private healthcare and a bonus scheme. In addition, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork. CMR is committed to promoting a diverse, open and collaborative work environment – a place where we can be ourselves and succeed on merit. We believe an environment like this is where ideas can truly flourish and balanced with a healthy dose of fun, it ensures that our people stay and develop. We welcome applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!