Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Purchasing Manager


Job Description:

My client is a leader in their field, dedicated to using the latest technology they offer a wide range of bespoke options to accommodate their customers in the special purpose machinery world.

Seeking an experienced Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer to join an ever-growing organisation who are at the forefront of their market, you will be responsible for building strong relationships with internal and external suppliers and supporting bespoke projects.

The main duties for the Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer will be:

  • Technical procurement in a low to medium volume engineering / prototype manufacturing environment
  • Lead a small team of 2-3 people
  • Manage supply chain costs and delivery, develop a system for supplier performance, KPI’s etc. Negotiate purchase agreements with existing suppliers and identify new suppliers
  • Manage workload of in-house machine shop facility (CNC/milling/turning)
  • Analyse BoM’s and engineering drawings to understand key manufacturing requirements
  • Support project team meetings and the flow of information through the business
  • Ability to identify cost reduction opportunities within the business
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments and internal stakeholders
  • Manage stock control within the business

Skills and experience needed to be the successful Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer :

  • Experience with ERP systems (SAGE 200, MS Dynamics Nav, WinMan, SAP)
  • Experience with automated process equipment or special purpose machinery
  • Experience in an engineering procurement and operations position
  • Understand technical drawings, schematics and Bills of Materials
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and direct experience in negotiating contracts and quotations with contract manufacturers and suppliers within a diverse supply chain and managing short lead times
  • Good interpersonal skills, teamwork, hands on well organised approach and a desire to be involved throughout the entire product life cycle
  • A willingness to listen to people and their experiences to generate new ideas and processes
  • A track record of effectively analysing and problem solving in a fast-paced environment


This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and motivated Engineering Buyer who is ready to take the procurement team to the next level, this organisation is just around the corner from exceptional growth across the business, given the chosen candidate endless possibilities within their role.

25 Days holiday plus BH + Company pension + Death in service + Employee assistant programme + Childcare vouchers + Investments and savings products + Private health insurance