Job Description


Rolling contract, Immediate start available

Innovative manufacturer is looking for a contract Production Buyer to support some of their key projects.

As contract Buyer, it will be a varied Purchasing role with responsibility for direct purchasing within manufacture supporting the Purchasing Manager to procure day-to-day items across a mechanical / electro-mechanical commodity range for production, from mechanical components/assemblies including metalwork to cables, electronics, and consumables.

Key accountabilities for contract Buyer will include:

  • Supporting the purchasing of shop floor items
  • Price negotiation / ensuring the lowest overall cost of acquisition.
  • Placing purchase orders for a defined range of suppliers, using the SAP / MRP / ERP system
  • Ensure suppliers deliver product to agreed delivery dates.
  • Cost reductions
  • Monitor supplier performance

To succeed in this interesting Buyer’s role, you will need:

  • Previous purchasing / procurement experience in a production/manufacturing environment
  • Broad-based direct purchasing experience, ideally covering mechanical, electro-mechanical or electrical commodities.
  • A working knowledge of SAP / MRP / ERP systems and negotiation skills required.

Please contact Alison Kemp for further details or apply via the link

Likely to suit individuals with a background as (but not limited to) Buyer, Supply Chain Buyer, Commodity manager, Manufacturing Procurement, direct buyer, Purchasing Specialist, Production buyer, Project Purchasing


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