Tailored Recruitment Consultancy are working with a leading Engineering company in Bradford to recruit a Senior Buyer
Reporting to the Materials & Facilities Manager the purpose of this role is to work closely within the existing Procurement team working on the Purchasing requirements. This role requires the use of independent judgment and initiative in the review of specifications, quotations and placement of purchase orders. Performance of these duties requires an excellent working knowledge of typical purchasing procedures and experience of a manufacturing environment.
To support the Procurement Team in development and maintenance of a framework of suitably qualified vendors, to support our material, facility and business needs.
Compares costs and evaluates the quality and suitability of supplies, materials and equipment.
Prepares bid specifications and other necessary documents related to the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment.
Interviews and corresponds with vendors; keeps informed of new products, market conditions and trends.
Confers with and assists members of all departments to determine purchasing needs and specifications.
Liaise with external suppliers.
Maintain material availability data and feed into the production schedule, in conjunction with the wider purchasing chain team, and production manager to enable accurate production planning.
Support the sales team with accurate estimates for materials and deliveries to assist the bid & tender process.
Keep up to date with progress on orders to ensure timely delivery - (Expediting).
Meet with requirements of internal and external audit examination
A background in mechanical or electrical engineering would be an advantage.
Knowledge of office procedures and computerised order management systems
Good written and verbal communication skills with an organised approach to work.
Experience in working under pressure to tight deadlines with a meticulous eye for detail.