Buyer - 18 month fixed term contract

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per annum
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Buyer – 18 Month FTC

£30,000 - £32,000


Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm



Responsible for sourcing equipment, goods, services and managing vendors as well as assisting the Purchasing Manager on the day to day buying activities. The successful candidate will be able to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend.


Main Responsibilities:


Forecast levels of demand for services and products ensuring order logs are reviewed monthly and ad hoc orders looked at daily;

Supporting the Procurement function in delivering the most effective procurement strategy

Managing suppliers to improve quality and on time delivery. Ensuring all orders are placed in a timely manner and orders followed up to make sure delivery is on time.

Being the go-to person for supplier related issues

Sourcing of materials for production

Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality

Liaising heavily with various stakeholders - both internal and external to ensure the availability of materials for production

Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers;

evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors;

ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives;


About your Skills, Qualifications and Attributes:


The ideal candidate should have previous business experience, especially gained in buying, plus manufacturing or engineering experience would be advantageous but not essential.


In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to work under pressure and make correct decisions. Be a competent using of the following packages Outlook, Word and Excel and be able to build relationships with suppliers.


Salary and Benefits


For the position of Buyer, there is a competitive salary on offer and our other benefits include:


  • We are based outside of the 'Clean Air Zone'


  • Free onsite parking


  • Pension Scheme


  • Cycle to Work Scheme




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