15 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


We are pleased to be recruiting for a leading manufacturing and engineering company based in Leeds who have been in business for over 60 years. Due to continued expansion, they are currently recruiting for a Buyer to join the team.

Key Tasks for the Buyer -

Analyse, action and prioritise purchasing demands generated via customer orders, forecasts and MRP system to meet Production schedules

Chase delivery updates and communicate to internal customers situation

Obtain quotations, analyse and place orders with suppliers

Communicate with suppliers directly, escalating where problems are encountered, through Materials Control management, and advising 'internal customers’ of delays

Investigate and take corrective action to address discrepancies in deliveries of goods, inaccurate paperwork etc

Work alongside the Quality department to help manage supplier quality

Identify and suggest new suppliers to the Company. Ensure a thorough and comprehensive vetting process is undertaken

Ensure all purchases fully comply with legislative and Company Health, Safety and Environmental procedures

Manage supplier relationships, using supplier performance management tools, which may include supplier dashboards/KPI measurement. This includes undertaking visits to existing and new suppliers

Ensure system data integrity at all times.

Work to Company and individual KPI’s

Experience Needed -

Experience as a buyer, preferably within an Engineering/manufacturing company
Experience in Supplier negotiation and relationship management
Experience in the management of supplier quality, including a knowledge of ISO 9001

Positive history of cost savings.

Experience with business systems

Understand what drives good purchasing decision


Degree or similar ONC, HNC
CIPS qualification or working on or interest in starting if not started - company will pay

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great company. Salary is £25,000 - £30,000, 33 days holiday, pension and training paid for such as CIPS.

If you are interested and would like to know more then please submit your CV for immediate consideration. Thank you.

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