Engineering Buyer

Posted 21 May by Insight Recruitment Solutions

A well-established Global Commodity organisation who specialises in supplying a portfolio of Raw Materials and Machinery to meet the needs of manufacturing companies, is looking to expand their procurement division due to continued success.


  • As a member of the Engineering team you will be expected to liaise with a select few key clients. These clients are manufacturing organisations in the FMCG sectors (Food & Beverage, Confectionery, Canning Equipment, Edible Oil), Sugar Refining, Cement Manufacturing and Power Plants.
  • Act as a single point of contact between the internal customer and the Engineering team.
  • Selection and development of vendors to best meet the specifications, quality and logistical requirements.
  • Understand the internal customer’s requirements and float enquiries.
  • Negotiate prices and draft terms and conditions of purchase.
  • Implement cost control and improvement programmes with vendors to maximise profit contribution through effective purchasing and establishing commercial agreements.
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships.


  • Preferably Degree in Economics, Buying or Business.
  • Experienced buyer / purchaser with strong commercial understanding. Preferably worked in the FMCG sector.
  • Familiarity with OEM Machinery & Equipment suppliers in Europe and Asia.
  • Familiarity with INCO terms as this is an international Trading environment.
  • Ability to evaluate suppliers and negotiate favourable terms of business.
  • Hands on ability to manage and enter enquiries, quotations and contracts onto computer systems.
  • Numerate with high degree of computer literacy.
  • Low-cost region sourcing expertise is preferred, but not essential.
  • Experience of working with customers in the Middle East is preferred.
  • Experience of working on ERP Systems is highly desirable, with SAP Business One particularly beneficial.

Application question

Do you have experience purchasing engineering spares and parts?

Reference: 42432239

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