BRS Technical Recruitment
Farnham, Surrey
From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum The salary quoted will be pro rata f
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Fabulous opportunity to join this highly successful electronics organisation offering long term career development, excellent benefits and a positive working culture. The role is replacing a long standing employee who we recruited 14 years ago. There is low staff turnover in the business and therefore this is a rare opportunity to join the company.

The role is a combination of transactional purchasing administration (POs etc) for a range of complex materials and services, reporting, core ‘buyer’ activities including helping build and support their existing vendor list and vendor compliance ‘health check’ related activities.

  • Execute/Generate purchase orders, based on released bills of material, approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of commodities or major subcontract items.
  • Track, facilitate and manage supplier issues i.e. cost, quality, delivery, customer service, invoicing
  • Identify potential new sources for required materials, helping build evaluation studies for these to support and grow technical ability.
  • Undertake independent price / cost analyses
  • Work with suppliers and internal colleagues to assess, plan and negotiate best terms and conditions and to minimize risk, both current and future.
  • Understand demand/spend and schedule profile for project and business areas, and provide this information as necessary.
  • Track and report cost savings or potential variances.
  • Maintain current vendor agreements and related procurement records and auditory compliance.
  • Communicate supplier performance metrics including supplier visits where required.
  • Act as a key member of project teams where needed to provide procurement input, including those related to new product and process development and business improvement within the procurement area.
  • Responsible to the Operations, Projects and Supply Chain Manager.
  • We are looking for candidates with procurement / buying experience gained ideally in electronics / manufacturing environments. The ability to understand military specifications is highly desirable as is CIPS (or similar) qualification and familiarity with purchasing regulation (UCC / FAR / DFAR). You’ll also need to enjoy working in a team environment and have great communication skills.

    This is a full time, permanent vacancy. Basic check security clearance will be necessary prior to taking up the role.