Buyer - mechanical / fabrication

Ref No. EMP418736
Salary £25,000 - £35,000/annum
Location Rugeley, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Now Interviewing


An international technical manufacturing and Engineering organisation seeks to recruit a Buyer to join on a permanent basis.


Proven experience as a Buyer, manufacturing background is essential.

The Job

Exciting new Buyer job opportunity working for a large Technical manufacturing business based in Rugeley, Staffordshire.

We require an enthusiastic team player with previous Buyer experience, ideally having dealt with fabrication / mechanical suppliers - not essential and will consider other commodity experience.

This Buyer is to ensure the effective procurement of materials, components, work packages and services for the specific business unit.

Role - Buyer - fabrication / mechanical

Type - Permanent position

Salary - £25,000 - £35,000 + Benefits

Location - Rugeley, Staffordshire

Key responsibilities for Buyer - fabrication / mechanical job role and not limited to:

  • Prepare RFQ's, tenders, negotiations and draft contracts with suppliers
  • Identify/realise savings and improve the performance of the supply base
  • Prepare requisitions and place purchase orders
  • Liaise with suppliers and planning and ensure that materials are purchased in accordance with the agreed company policy and guidelines
  • Work with engineering in compiling procurement specifications for specialised equipment
  • Identify appropriate sources of supply to meet contract needs
  • Purchase competitively all materials/parts and ensure they are available at the required time and quality
  • Ensure contract conditions are applied back to back to our suppliers where appropriate
  • Co-ordinate the provision of material cost estimates as part of the bid team utilising strategic supply
  • agreements where appropriate to maximize the hit rate and contract profitability
  • Provide documented material cost baselines and target post contract savings at the bid stage including the identification of risk
  • Ensure suitable contract conditions are negotiated with potential suppliers in order to ensure the company is protected
  • Ensure major contract specific material / parts are received on time, on quality
  • Review and re-cost material estimates during the design phase to highlight variances and take appropriate action
  • Ensure the contract conditions are satisfied by suppliers as negotiated
  • Ensure targeted material cost savings are maximized

Key skills required for Buyer - fabrication / mechanical job applicant and not limited to:

  • Proven experience as a Buyer
  • Technical manufacturing background, ideally within fabrication / mechanical commodity
  • Strong analytical skills
  • IT Literate

To apply for this Buyer / Senior Buyer / Senior Buyer / Project Buyer / Technical Buyer position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply for this Buyer / Senior Buyer / Senior Buyer / Project Buyer / Technical Buyer position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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