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Buyer - Mechanical Manufacturing

Location: CAMBERLEY, SURREY Salary: 28000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3076667
Mechanical Buyer

We are looking for a Mechanical Buyer to join the Procurement team of a solid and successful market leading manufacturer.

Based in the outskirts of Camberley.

To manage the purchasing process for mechanical products in an accurate, cost-effective and timely manner. Circa 10,000 stock items of varying size and value. Also procuring non stock items as required by the business.

For immediate consideration please email;

Key Duties

Identify and suggest new suppliers to the Company, where required e.g. through quality issues, unavailability of stock, uncompetitive pricing, obsolescence of parts, closure of suppliers, one-off new requests etc.

Effectively manage supplier relationships, using supplier performance management tools, which may include supplier dashboards/KPI measurement.

Regularly undertake visits to existing and new suppliers when necessary, to discuss supplier dashboards on performance, requirements, progress issues, assess supplier processes etc.

Ensure Data integrity of ERP system e.g. accurate lead times, economic buying quantities, pricing etc.

Maintain excellent working relationships with other internal Departments across the Company, including Production, Engineering, Stores, Production Planning and Finance

Analyse, action and prioritise purchasing demands generated via the MRP system to meet Production schedules to ensure quality while pursuing stock holding reductions and price cost down opportunities when purchasing.

Obtain quotations, analyse and place orders with suppliers, using Preferred Supplier Lists or individually negotiated contracts,

Manage supplier quality. Monitor rejected goods, ensuring any rejects do not affect the continuity of supply and following up on supplier corrective/preventive actions to ensure closure of rejects.


• CIPS or equivalent qualification desirable
• Experience of using MRP systems
• Ability to read engineering drawing
• Experience of purchasing within a manufacturing environment or similar- Ideally mechanical Parts
• Strong team player who encourages collaborative working
• Experience in Supplier negotiation and managing supplier performance and quality

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