GBP28000 - GBP32000 per annum +
05 Mar 2018
04 Apr 2018
Dylan Chattha
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A fantastic Opportunity has arisen to join a staffordshire based manufacturer.

To take on the position of Buyer

Client Details

An innovative Manufacturer


  • Manage and continuously review the Purchase Order System (MRP), to ensure it is accurate, up to date and consistently meets the requirements of the business.
  • To challenge existing and new suppliers to maximise margin and value for the benefit of the business.
  • Negotiate orders, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.
  • Enhance relationships with suppliers and compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation.
  • Overseeing the company spend and working with departmental managers to identify any potential cost saving activities.
  • Facilitating any tenders and ensuring the company are attracting and engaging with the best possible potential supply chain.
  • To rationalise supplier base to develop preferred sources of supply to meet the strategic business needs.
  • Conduct Value Analysis and support Value Engineering.
  • Propose and implement job related process improvements, participate in cross-functional reviews.
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities.
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the business.
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review potential cost reduction activities.
  • To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with suppliers and internal departments to deliver business objectives and deadlines.
  • Evaluate and support resolution on material quality, price, supply issues, delivery and invoice discrepancies.
  • Keep up to date on new developments that influence procurement practices and procedures.


  • Experience in materials and sourcing management within a design and/or manufacturing environment.
  • Strong track record of negotiating terms and conditions.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Strong planning, organisational, analytical, communication and networking skills are required.
  • Numerical and financial acumen.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to build rapport and communicate appropriately at all levels.
  • SAP also desirable

Job Offer

A competitive Package

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