A leading organisation within the engineering and rail industry is recruiting a Buyer.

Procurement Heads is working with a leading organisation that provides vehicle and railway maintenance across the globe, to recruit a Buyer.

This organisation has gone through growth in recent years. As a result, they are looking for an individual to join the team and aid with direct procurement and tendering activities.

You will be working within their procurement team of 7 individuals and managing a spend of £5-10m across direct goods and materials.

As a Buyer, your key responsibilities will be:

  • Track and report key financial information, such as spend, material costs, savings and OTIF.
  • Develop and manage key supplier relationships.
  • Manage and improve supplier performance through the implementation of KPI’s.
  • Maintain and manage inventory levels through their MRP system.
  • Supporting the commercial and tendering function in obtaining supplier quotations for material and service requests.
  • Ensuring crucial tender information is submitted to the commercial team in a timely manner.
  • Liaising with key internal stakeholders, ensuring stakeholders are satisfied with procurement’s deliverables.
  • Pre & post-tender supplier negotiations.
  • Ensuring compliance with internal governance, following policies and procedures.

Qualifications and experience:

  • CIPS or working towards (desirable)
  • Able to read technical drawings (desirable)

Salary and benefits of the Buyer role:

  • £35,000
  • Hybrid working (4/1)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible hours