Engineering Buyer

Mercury Hampton Ltd
Basingstoke, UK
21 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Engineering Buyer

This organisation is a leading manufacturer of mechanical engineering equipment used across the world for rotating equipment and processing optimisation. Due to increased growth, an opportunity has become available to join their sourcing team as an experienced Buyer. You will be responsible for obtaining materials and services, and managing vendors to be consistent with cost, quality, reliability and timing requirements, to support business goals.

What You Will Do:

* Review purchase order suggestions and requests, and completes placement of purchase orders with suppliers

* Process request for quotes from sales department

* Execute manual purchase requisitions for indirect materials as required

* Negotiate price and delivery for supply of required materials and services while maintaining standard costs and gross margins and obtains approval as required

* Expedite orders, as necessary, to ensure on-time delivery from vendors and manage open purchase order deliveries

* Maintain appropriate levels of inventory for assigned commodities and review and update current item master re-order logic in computer database

* Create and maintain pro-active relationships with supply base including evaluation of supplier performance and capabilities to identify a procurement strategy for all assigned commodities

* Travels as needed to visit suppliers and potential vendors

What You Will Have:

* 2-5 years buying experience in a related industry

* Expediting experience

* Planning experience

* CIPS qualified

* Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

* Willingness to accept and embrace change

* Excellent communication and organisational skills

* Ability to prioritise

* Strong attention to detail

* High work ethic, sound judgement, discretion always

* Prepared to undertake training

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Buyer who has a proven track record within a related industry, to develop a long-term career in an excellent business that can facilitate constant learning and progression opportunities

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