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RecruiterButler Ross
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Other
Salary£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted17 September 2018

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Buyer – Bournemouth - £25-30k


Working in the Procurement team, the Buyer will be responsible for implementing the company purchasing strategy for site incorporating purchasing tools and supplier management techniques at a local level. 



Key Responsibilities of the Buyer;


Ensure that all supplies of goods and services are provided in the most cost-effective manner. 

Ensure the right quality specifications are met.

Ensure the lead times are adhered to with escalations and mitigation actions for those suppliers who under perform.

Ensure good communication and collaboration with the other departments involved in the “procure to pay” process and support group wide procurement activities.

Implement strategy and select appropriate purchasing tools.

Monitor supplier performance. 

Escalate key issues, implement mitigation plans for late deliveries.

Support the supplier selection process, introduction of new suppliers and technologies by driving the use of the preferred supplier list (PSL).

Review component specifications and ensure the appropriate supplier is selected based on “total cost of ownership”. 

Set up an effective supply chain that meets manufacturing location needs.

Effective communication to site suppliers of policies relating to supplier performance, inventory and other sourcing initiatives that affect the supply chain.

Visit suppliers as a representative of the company to conduct reviews or discuss and resolve issues.


Personal Specification of the Buyer;

Proven Procurement experience – both operational and strategic.

Experience within a Manufacturing environment.

CIPS qualification or studying towards preferred but not essential.

Excellent communication & negotiation skills

Excellent IT skills including MS Office

Good working knowledge of MRP systems.

Enthusiastic and ability to work effectively as part of a team

Able to multi-task and manage own time effectively.

Able to work under pressure and to set deadlines.

Demonstrate a flexible attitude towards all types of work.


This role would also suit you if you have held a role as a Buyer, Junior Buyer, Procurement Assistant or Purchasing Controller.

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Recruiter: Butler Ross
Tel: +44 (0)23 8070 0263
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