Weymouth, Dorset
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Buyer (Supplier Performance Management), Dorset, Up to £34,000

A global organisation is seeking a Buyer with Supplier Performance Management experience to join their team on a permanent basis to work at their site in Dorset.

Working within a high technology engineering environment the Buyer will be responsible providing effective purchasing service to the global business by developing and applying purchasing practices that provide for agility in the supply chain, manage risk and reduce cost. This position represents an even split between purchasing and Supplier Relationship Management.

Other responsibilities include: Supplier performance and development including accountability for ongoing performance; Cost reduction and commodity benchmarking; Leading Supplier relationships for defined suppliers; As the supplier and cost management owner for predefined suppliers lead the coordination and planning of contract negotiations; Once contracts are in place, manage and maintain contracts throughout the duration of the contract to ensure all risk is mitigated; Identify and implement cost down opportunities; Working closely with engineering and production to ensure product / material suitability.

In order to be considered for this position candidates will ideally have proven experience as a Buyer with a strong background in Supplier Relationship Management gained from within an engineering / manufacturing environment. Candidates will also be considered with a strong purchasing background and keen to develop into a Supplier Relationship position, or with proven Supplier Relationship experience and looking to add purchasing to their role. It would be advantageous to have proven experience in some of the following areas; Global Sourcing, Driving Supplier performance, Vendor selection, Supplier Improvement techniques, Effective negotiation / influencing skills, Knowledge of purchasing principles and improvement techniques, as it would be to have purchasing experience related to any of the following materials; sheetmetal, plastics, bearings, motors, drives, sensors, transmissions, power supplies, belts, pulleys, PCB's, PCBA's, Linear guides, Vision equipment, Pneumatics, cables, harnesses.

This position is commutable from Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Wimborne and other locations within Dorset / Somerset / Devon and the South West.

For more information or to apply for the position of Buyer please contact Ian Worsfold at Stream on or email

STR Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.