Ref No. BHN511210
Salary £28,000 - £32,000/annum
Location Bournemouth, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


A successful manufacturing business are recruiting a Buyer. Applicants require purchasing experience within a manufacturing or engineering environment.


Purchasing, Buyer, Procurement, MRP

The Job

The Buyer will join a dynamic and forward-thinking procurement function currently on their journey towards true category and supplier relationship management. The Buyer will support these initiatives whilst sourcing a range of raw materials, components and sub-contract manufacturing services. The department handles a spend of c£60M and has a predominately UK and European supply chain.

Specific duties of the Buyer include:

  • Supplier selection, benchmarking, market analysis and intelligence activities
  • Negotiation with suppliers in terms of; cost, quality and quantity
  • Contribute to the development of category management strategies
  • Optimising stock levels in ERP
  • Driving improved supply chain performance via KPI, review meetings and engaging internal stakeholders

Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Procurement experience within a manufacturing or engineering business
  • Negotiation experience and the ability to monitor/drive supply chain performance
  • An understanding of category management and strategic supplier relationship management
  • Knowledge of inventory management techniques
  • Previous exposure to MRP/ERP
  • Degree/CIPS - Desirable

Adam Cardey
manages this role


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