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I am recruiting for a confident and enthusiastic Buyer that has experience within a purchasing environment ideally within the Engineering industry.

The Ideal candidate for the Buyer role will be looking to grow and development within our well-established clients business. The successful Buyer will strive to make a significant contribution towards the business achieving its immediate and long-term goals. The key function of the Buyer is to ensure continuity of the inward supply of goods and services, when required, at the best prices possible.



  • Maintain an awareness of all materials in stock.
  • Maintain an awareness of incoming materials and manufacturing requirements.
  • Minimise stock holding, unless advantageous to our client.
  • Place orders as required.
  • Ensure that materials are as specified and meet the thresholds required.
  • Ensure that materials are received on time in full.
  • Provide timely feedback on any issues that will disrupt supply.
  • Maintain contingency plans for the supply of key products and services in the event of the preferred supplier failing to supply.
  • Ensure that price files, and all other files are updated each month or more often.
  • Maintain an awareness in marketplace trends of key materials.
  • Ensure that the prices paid by our client for products and services are inline or below market prices.
  • Fully plan and prepare self for all key purchases and negotiate terms favourable to our client.
  • Agree payment terms favourable to our client, Average payment days for total purchases should exceed average payment days for receipts.
  • Build and continually update a data base of suppliers for each product and service, ensuring alternatives for each item.
  • Build effective working relationships with each supplier.
  • Develop a contact plan to meet with key contacts and seek to continually improve trading relationships and terms.
  • Set key suppliers targets underlining the levels of service we expect from them.
  • As far as possible, purchase products and services that do the least damage to the environment. The environmental credentials of any such products should be verifiable and possess the appropriate certification.
  • Work closely with the Estimator and Technical Director, ensuring good communication and avoiding duplication of effort.
  • Work closely with Sales, Manufacturing, and Quality Control colleagues re any changes to specification.
  • Proactively seek and propose improvements that will impact positively on the purchasing function.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of ‘estimating systems and practices and manufacturing processes.
  • Ensure that all administration (Internal/External) is completed in full and on time.
  • Maximise efficiency via good time management and minimise costs/wasted efforts.
  • Continually improve relevant knowledge, competencies, and skills.
  • Ensure that all information and systems are available to other designated personnel when required.


Skills / Experience:

  • Experience as a Purchaser and Buyer role.
  • Engineering Industry background
  • The thirst to want to have a career path.


Working hours and Pay:

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5 pm, Friday: 8am - 2pm

£28,000 - £34,000 (DOE)

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