Site Buyer

14 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Site Buyer

Location: Northampton

Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience



  • We are currently recruiting a Site Buyer for our client based in Northampton, the role will be reporting to the Head of Purchasing and will be working with our client's external global suppliers.
  • The position will be responsible for procuring external sourced components and services covering steel and aluminum purchases.

Key Responsibilities of the Site Buyer:

  • Creation and management of Purchase Orders
  • Scheduling and expediting of production material
  • Maintenance of purchase information on ERP systems.
  • Goods receipt activities
  • Management & resolution of invoice queries
  • Site representative for purchasing at daily production meetings
  • Supplier meetings and performance management of suppliers.
  • NPI support including raising of enquires to support new tenders
  • Delivery of the category set purchase strategy
  • Contribution to cost initiatives
  • Shortage reporting & supply issue resolution
  • Support the resolution of inbound poor quality
  • Involvement in continuous improvement.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary to support the business.

Key Experience of the Site Buyer:

  • Good levels of numeracy and literacy.
  • Fully conversant with M.S. Office particularly, Excel.
  • Experience of materials management and stock control.
  • Ability to liaise with internal customers.
  • Experience of expediting and managing suppliers.
  • Knowledge of both ERP / MRP and manual stock control.
  • Ability to fit into a small team, with good interpersonal skills.
  • A 'can do' attitude with experience of working in a collaborative style.
  • Prepared to be "hands on" if circumstances dictate.
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience would also be advantageous although not essential.
  • Prepared to travel to suppliers and group locations (Travel expectation approximately of 20 - 25%)

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment

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