November 29, 2023
Job Type
Job Code
£32,000 per year
Contact Name
David Williams


Our Client is seeking a Buyer on a starting salary of 30K. Your role is to purchase all items necessary for the successful running of the business.


  • Negotiating prices and discounts, placing and chasing purchase orders for all aspects of the business including:
  • Raw material and components
  • Electrical control gear and components
  • Consumable items
  • Plant and Equipment
  • Motor vehicles
  • Subcontract items
  • Equipment for inclusion in turnkey projects
  • Set up and manage service contracts; act on any breakdowns
  • Ensuring stock is maintained at an appropriate level:
  • Check physical stock levels before re-ordering ,
  • Review re-order points and re-order quantities,
  • Check existing allocations and orders,
  • Work with the stores to resolve stock discrepancies.
  • Ensure our equipment is delivered on time by
  • Keeping up to date with the status of all projects in manufacturing and identifying any hold ups, particularly on key projects,
  • Chasing bought in parts,
  • Preparing for and attending weekly progress meeting,
  • Reviewing the short allocations report.


  • Obtain competitive quotes where appropriate,
  • Negotiate and agree prices before placing orders,
  • Find alternative suppliers for third party spares,
  • Obtain signatures for high value orders.


  • Source new machinery in response to identified needs, with the assistance of the Engineering Director and Operations Manager.
  • Database Administration:
  • Ensure that part descriptions are meaningful and accurate,
  • Enter order acknowledgements and chase up un-acknowledged orders
  • Add new consumable parts when you can see a repeated demand,
  • Ensure that the database is showing accurate costs,
  • Chase up old orders and clear off old balances,
  • Keep supplier database valid and up to date.


  • Ensure that all purchase orders contain the necessary information in a readable and correct format,
  • Use the correct ledger codes on purchase orders,
  • Work with stores and logistics to develop suitable quality checks.


  • Engineering qualification: HND or B.Eng.
  • Minimum 5 years engineering buying experience
  • High attention to detail, accurate and efficient
  • Strong problem solving and time management skills

Hours Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700

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