Buyer - Engineering and Manufacturing Environment

Posted 20 November by Ideal Personnel and Recruitment Solutions
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Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join their small but busy purchasing team. You will assist the Procurement Manager in the management of the Supplier Base. Building long-term relationships with high quality suppliers, ensuring they comply with the Company’s approval standards. Ensuring the procurement function within the Company is operating efficiently and effectively. Purchasing training and development will be provided to enhance current skill sets.

The main duties of the role are:

  • Establish and maintain purchasing policies and procedures
  • Raising of purchase orders
  • Management of Contracts
  • Initiate purchasing projects
  • Negotiation of best price, delivery and service for purchased requirements


You will need a technical background - with experience from a manufacturing/engineering environment.

You will have a good understanding of manufacturing processes and be able to work with technical drawings. Whilst the role is ideal for an experienced buyer looking for a career move, candidates from an engineering background who would like to move into a procurement role will also be considered.


Business Studies or Engineering qualification.

CIPS qualification is a plus, or you must be willing to study in the future.



Good with people skills both internal and with suppliers.

Being a team player is very important

Able to deal with pressure sometimes.

Does not mind repetition of daily tasks (E.g. order placement and expediting)

Looking longer term to progress within the Purchasing Department

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

Reference: 40813608

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