Ref No. BHN533737
Salary £28,000 - £32,000/annum
Location Lewes, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


My client is seeking a Technical Buyer with experience of purchasing electrical components to join them on an exciting journey, this is a new role which has come about due to growth.


Technical buyer

The Job

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the procurement team in the development of product category strategies by undertaking market analysis and research.
  • Collate Request for Quotation (RFQ) responses and complete costing sheets
  • Support buyers in the critical path management of pre-production samples for new tenders managed by the procurement team
  • Understand and deliver to stakeholder requirements
  • Produce and maintain information on suppliers and undertake due diligence on new suppliers
  • Liaise with suppliers on quality problems in conjunction with company quality standards
  • Maintain technical reference files for all bought components and related suppliers
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines and to procurement policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts
  • Liaising with the engineering department on obsolete/alternative parts.
  • New supplier set ups, sending out the set-up forms and liaising with accounts to have the accounts set up on CRM system.
  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies

About you

Skills & Attributes

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute, with strong problem-solving abilities
  • Able to work well under pressure and to take Initiative
  • Strong computer skills: use of MS office Applications, e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, Macros
  • Manage own work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Work as part of a team and communicate well with all areas of the Company
  • Good organisational skills
  • Is self-aware, optimistic, and open to change
  • Ability to follow accurately written procedures
  • Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders, and suppliers
  • Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills

Education & Qualifications

  • HNC/D in Electronic Engineering, or related subject

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