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Job Title

Technical Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 October 2018

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The successful candidate will undertake responsibility for purchasing of subcontracted and machined parts, including fabrications, this will also involve reporting to all levels of Management.

Client Details

Growing manufacturing business.


  • To procure fabricated /machined & sub-contract components to very tight geometric tolerances. To negotiate and place purchase orders, ensuring schedule reporting and delivery promises are maintained by suppliers with information communicated to the Project and Engineering Teams
  • To expedite orders in accordance with purchase order requirements. Provide technical drawings PDF’s and step files as and when required e Work closely and alongside the existing supply chain teams:

  • Ensuring internal routings and work orders are up to date with current pricing, drawings and technical data
  • Organise weekly transport runs, organising the delivery and collection of parts in line with the company production plan and capacities
  • Review and develop existing suppliers, negotiate contracts with new suppliers
  • Identification of cost savings across the business and streamlining purchasing function Management of supplier performance including development plans and reviews
  • Review current KPI's and creation of new KPI’s
  • Dealing with supplier enquiries and acknowledgements and invoice queries.
  • Completion of reporting, reviewing documentation and purchase order information
  • Research and implement cost reduction initiatives working closely with the Purchase Manager Monitor Supplier Performance and provide feedback and provide information concerning potential over capacity
  • Manage Approved Suppliers, Liaise and support during the enquiry phase of projects with the review of suppliers quotes
  • Development of strategic supplier base within introduction of new suppliers to strengthen the current supply base.


  • Engineering background to fully understand complex and tight geometric tolerances Understanding materials, equipment and services in a related service orientated business Proven track record in a commercial engineering environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interface with an internal/external customer and suppliers
  • Flexible with regards to tasks and working hours
  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers to get best value
  • Proactive and focused
  • Experience of technica! sourcing to engineering drawings and international sourcing. Able to work independently and self-sufficiently, with self-motivation
  • Excellent understanding of structured procurement process and systems
  • Full Driving License required and ability to travel Experience of Sub-contracting and machining activities Relevant Engineering qualifications are desirable CIPS qualification would be advantageous

Job Offer

£30,000 - £35,000

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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