Posted 2 January by Meridian Business Support
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£35,000-£45,000 per annum
DE65 Derby

Meridian Business Support are currently recruiting for a buyer in Derby.

Job Specification

To ensure that direct materials, goods and services are purchased at the most competitive prices worldwide, on time and to the required specifications.

The role is focused upon providing a specific Purchasing service for Divisional controlled components.

The buyer takes immediate direction from the Business Unit within a structure provided by Group Purchasing, i.e. buy what the company specifies from whom the commodity strategy specifies.


  • To be responsible for new parts first off availability and ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report) compliance within the NPI (New Product Introduction) process requirement.
  • Ensure Warranty agreements are in place where required prior to placing an order or LTA. (Long Term Agreement)


  • To be responsible for part price negotiation and cost target fulfilment
  • Increase the value year on year, of direct materials sourced Internationally with LCC (Low Cost Country)suppliers in line with the requirements of the 3 year plan.
  • Manage the implementation of VA/VE (Value analysis/Value Engineering) cost saving projects


  • To be responsible in supporting Production Control/Material Planning in resolving Level 2 and 3 supplier problems without becoming chief expeditor.


  • To be responsible for ensuring all external risks within the supply chain are managed.


  • Plan, organise and direct appropriate resources to achieve the VFM (Value For Money) and International cost saving budget.
  • To be responsible for timely order placement. Ensuring that sufficient capacity exists, liaising with the relevant lead buyer to ensure no conflict exists with availability.
  • To be specifically responsible for sourcing component.


Negotiation- preparation , planning, execution

Cost Breakdown- key elements of cost build-up

Value analysis/Value Engineering implementation

Supplier/shop planning and capacity analysis

Manufacturing processes and techniques

International sources

Supplier Development

Strategy Development


2/3 years in a multi-site, multi-national company

Track record of managing supplier QCIDM performance

Experience of a multi-interface environment

Used to a results driven environment

Sourcing Internationally

Person Specification

Graduate calibre, preferably CIPS qualified

Previous multi-site purchasing role

Used to dealing with people at all levels of an organisation

Flexibility to support both functional and divisional Directors

Hard working and committed

Self starter

Independent (can be trusted to work unsupervised)

Hours of work (37.5 hours) Monday-Friday

Excellent benefits

To apply call or send CV to Pauline on

  Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

Reference: 36925242

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