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Engineering Buyer

Sector: Engineering Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: DAYS ONLY Applications: 5
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: X3-329855

Engineering Buyer
Burton Upon Trent
Good base salary, bonus, good pension & excellent other benefits

As a world leading engineering company with a proven track record in providing advanced engineered solutions to the rail, mining and tunneling industries, my client has a history and pedigree that sets them apart from their competitors.

Due to a period of sustained growth and award of some prestigious contract they are now looking to build their team by the introduction of a suitably experienced Engineering Buyer for their Burton operation.

As an Engineering Buyer you will:

  • Be responsible for purchasing components and raw materials too be used in the building of bespoke rail vehicles 
  • Parts include: mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, machined components and off the shelf consumables
  • Supporting the Purchasing Manager on several projects at any one time, all at different stages
  • Working closely with established suppliers to ensure on time and accurate supply
  • Planning deliveries in line with the build schedule and progress chasing orders
  • Carrying out SQA activities based on low volume, high value supply or services
  • Occasional supplier visits to ensure the best commercial and service terms


In order to be considered for this Engineering Buyer role it is expected that you will have:

  • Relevant “real world” purchasing experience within a low volume/ high value engineering environment
  • Experience of low volume / long lead time purchasing
  • Relevant qualifications (minimum GCSE grade 4 Maths and English) but industry qualifications would be an advantage
  • Proven experience of buying the components and equipment mentioned above
  • The ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to prioritise and manage your Ability to work with Microsoft NAV or similar ERP system and other I.T skills based around the usual Microsoft Office suite (Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Internet / Email etc.)
  • A flexible and can do attitude


In addition to working with one of the world leaders in what they do, you will be rewarded with;

  • A good basic salary based on your skills and experience
  • An annual profit related bonus
  • A good company pension
  • Life assurance
  • Optional healthcare plan
  • 33 days holiday per year (25+8)
  • Superb career development opportunities


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