Buyer - Blackburn - Manufacturing/Engineering - £26k-£30k

White Label Recruitment
Blackburn, UK
18 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
I am working with a renowned engineering/manufacturing company in the Blackburn area who are looking to recruit a Buyer. You will form part of a 3-strong Purchasing/Supply Chain team and work under and experienced Purchasing Manager.

This person will look after the direct material spend on both a tactical and strategic level. The business is experiencing significant growth and there are going to be opportunities to develop your role and suppliers.

You will need to support all purchasing/procurement activities to ensure that purchasing services to the site are cost effective and at the required level to satisfy the needs of the plant.

Main Responsibilities
  • To review MRP system information on a daily basis and take appropriate actions on agreed stock levels.
  • To identify mutually beneficial opportunities for new supplier agreements and implement these seeking to agree improvements to pricing and call-off processes.
  • To place and expedite purchase orders where necessary.
  • To take ownership stock control of all raw materials.
  • To actively benchmark with market suppliers to ensure the business is always getting the best market value on materials.
  • Liaise regularly with Commercial and Planning to ensure purchased parts remains aligned to production capacity.
  • To ensure that any and all issues requiring escalation are indeed escalated in a timely manner to minimise the knock on effects on production.
  • To ensure, through close liaison with Planner, that issues such as Returns are processed effectively and in a timely manner.

Person Specification/Key Skills/Education required

Must have:

o Experience in a manufacturing/engineering environment where production, material planning and purchasing is controlled through an electronic ERP system

Personality Profile:

o Driven and proactive, will to muck in with other duties where needed.

o Intermediate Excel skills - e.g Pivot Tables / Vlookup


o CIPS level 4

o Experience within Special Purpose Machinery/Conveyors/Plant Equipment

o Ability to identify Value Engineering opportunities

My client are offering a salary of £26k-£30k with an excellent package which will be discussed on application. You will also had a half da6y on Fridays.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 29th April to apply for the role please send your most up to date CV to Neil Dorrian today.

If you have any questions please submit these in the notes with your application and we can schedule a call.

I look forward to hearing from you,


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