Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Mechanical Buyer


Job Description:

A busy manufacturing business are looking for a Mechanical Buyer to join their purchasing team to support new and existing projects with sourcing, negotiating, and buying of machined parts, fabrications, steel work etc.

As a Mechanical Buyer your key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Procurement team through market analysis and research.
  • Assist the team in data collection on supplier performance where necessary.
  • Purchasing mechanical parts from new and existing suppliers working closely with the engineering drawings.
  • Send and collate Request for Quotations (RFQs) and update purchase price information accordingly.
  • Process and maintain information on Engineering changes via purchase order changes.
  • Working closely with Project Managers, Design team and production on NPI.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships.
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines.

The successful Mechanical Buyer will ideally have the below experience:

  • Experience in Purchasing mechanical materials in a manufacturing engineering environment
  • CIPS qualification (or working towards) would be advantageous, or a keen interest in working towards CIPS, this will be supported.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of manufacturing processes in an engineering environment.

If you are interested in this opportunity please click 'apply' or contact Katie at Orion Reading today, thank you.


  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing