Buyer - Procurement Specialist

Terry Parris Associates
Brighton, UK
20 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Buyer - Brighton - Permanent - £Negotiable

The successful Buyer will efficiently and effectively manage the procurement of all production and non-production materials.

Review, select and manage a best value, reliable and performing supplier base in accordance with customer contractual requirements and company procedures.

Actively represent procurement and support Procurement Manager at internal company meetings.

Essential use of the company MRP II system to support production requirements.


* Ensure timely and conforming product manufacture through controlled and optimised procurement practices ensuring stock and work in progress are kept to safe shortage free levels.

* Work closely with Production Control to achieve all material requirements

* Prioritise and adjust workload to support the overall needs of the production plantime in order to meet the needs of the customer, but responsibilities will include (or be equivalent in nature to) those listed below:

* Liaise with the Suppliers and Quality Manager to redress any supplier quality deficiencies in a timely and pro-active manner.

* Ensure flow down and compliance to contract specific and standard procurement terms and conditions.

* Take part in / support adequate and appropriate training as provided, to meet company needs.

* Carry out audits and corrective actions to ensure the company purchasing procedures are fully maintained in line with BSEN ISO9001 and customer requirements.

* Represent purchasing in meetings with customers and other external bodies as and when required.

* Provide support in obtaining best cost availability.

* Actively assist in the control of stock levels to achieve company stock turn objectives.

* Generate and negotiate supplier agreements to support long term company objectives.


The candidate should be numerate, literate, hardworking, organised and possess a pleasant interpersonnel manner with a methodical approach to their work. They should be able to work on their own initiative or as part of a team.


* Significant previous experience of procurement within an engineering / manufacturing biased industry. (ISO9001 and / or Defence Certified).

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver professional presentations at a senior level.

* Ability to identify improvement opportunities and follow them through to conclusion.

* Highly motivated and performance focussed with good interpersonal and negotiating skills

* Capable of holding an authoritative position and winning both respect and technical credibility with employees, suppliers and customers.

* Good level of computer literacy (MS Office applications, internet and e-mail).

* Unrestricted travel on an occasional basis will be required.

• Full driving license.


A level or higher standard of education

Ideally a professionally qualified member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (Diploma or above) or similar.

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