Engineering Buyer

Core Talent Recruitment
Stoke on Trent
£28000 - £30000/annum
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


£28,000 - £30,000 + BENEFITS

I am seeking a skilled buyer for a leading engineering business based in Stoke-On-Trent. Due to an expectation in growth, the business is expanding and restructuring their supply chain team and has a newly created buyer role. The business has state of the art facilities and can offer genuine opportunities for progression and development.


As a Buyer you will be challenged with cost reduction, cost management and implementing long term agreements. You will need to be able to operate with autonomy and take ownership of your buying function.

Your role will involve understanding of supplier performance in respect to their new product introduction, quality, cost, risk and management. In this role, you will also be looking to develop and drive continuous improvement in the purchasing activity. Key responsibilities will likely include;


Ensuring that materials are purchased at the most competitive prices worldwide, on time and to the required specifications

Driving forward quality improvements and compliance

Working closely with developers, engineers and the project team for supplier exit strategies

Leading reviews and negotiating with global suppliers


Based in the Stoke-On-Trent area, the ideal Buyer will need to have strong communication and stakeholder management skills. Key requirements for the role will include;


A background in heavy engineering/metal bashing/fabrications

The ability to deal with senior stakeholders and difficult situations outside of your comfort zone

3 years + experience of purchasing

Ideally an engineering related degree and CIPS qualified

Forward thinking, robust, ambitious and able to adapt and cope with pressurised, fast moving environments

Strong ERP/MRP/SAP and IT skills (excel)


The successful candidate will be joining a UK organisation. This company have a fantastic track record for developing and investing in their people, facilities and systems. The business will support your personal development in this role and there are plans in place to for promotion opportunities. You will be joining a company that is very profitable with a market leading product line and highly reputable client base. This is a unique opportunity, if you are interested, please apply now