Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity



Job Description:


6-12 month + Contract, Immediate start available 

Innovative manufacturer is looking for a contract Production Buyer to support some of their key projects.

As contract Buyer, it will be a varied Purchasing role with responsibility for direct purchasing within manufacture supporting the Lead Buyer to procure day to day items across a mechanical / electro-mechanical commodity range for production, from mechanical components / assemblies including metalwork to cables, electronics, and consumables.


Key accountabilities for contract Buyer will include: 

Supporting the  purchasing of shop floor items

Placing purchase orders for a defined range of suppliers, using the SAP / MRP / ERP system


Ensure lowest overall cost of acquisition.

Ensure suppliers deliver product to agreed delivery dates. Expedite urgent requests as necessary.

Monitor supplier performance

To succeed in this interesting Buyer's role, you will need:

Previous purchasing / procurement experience in a production / manufacturing environment with broad based direct purchasing experience, ideally covering mechanical or electro-mechanical or electrical commodities.
A working knowledge of SAP / MRP / ERP systems and negotiation skills required. 

Proven MS Excel skills

Please contact Alison Kemp for further details or apply via the link


Likely to suit individuals with a background as (but not limited to) Buyer, Supply Chain Buyer, Commodity manager, direct buyer, Purchasing specialist, Production buyer, Project purchasing

  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    United Kingdom

  • Industry Sector Engineering, Utilities
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Experienced (Non-Manager)

  • Educational level