Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity



Job Description:


Rolling 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 Purchasing Manager 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
  • Price negotiation  / ensuring the lowest overall cost of acquisition.
  • Placing purchase orders for a defined range of suppliers, using the SAP / MRP / ERP system
  • Ensure suppliers deliver product to agreed delivery dates. 
  • Cost reductions
  • Monitor supplier performance

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


  • Previous purchasing / procurement experience in a production/manufacturing environment


  • Broad-based direct purchasing experience, ideally covering mechanical, electro-mechanical or electrical commodities.


  • A working knowledge of SAP / MRP / ERP systems and negotiation skills required. 


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, Manufacturing Procurement, 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