Buyer | Leading Manufacturer – Automotive | Hampshire

This fantastic, growing Hampshire-based company can claim to be the UK’s leader in their industry sector and is now looking for a Buyer to be part of a team of 5.

This company is offering you the chance of considerable progression whereby you can progress to Senior Buyer & Supply Chain Manager with their bespoke training and development in place.

The organisation has had exceptional growth going from a £6m turnover to £35m in one year. With a new CEO and Procurement Manager leading them into further growth in the next 3 years, this is a very exciting time to join the company.

As Buyer:

  • Working to the order placement schedule, sending RFQ’S and order enquiries to suppliers,
  • Communicating issues to the team and administer system purchase order entry and adjustments
  • Analysing trends and managing stock accordingly
  • Working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Identifying areas for continuous improvement
  • Achieving personal annual cost reduction targets
  • Managing a supplier / category portfolio
  • Minimizing stock holding while ensuring no stock outs
  • Establishing key relationships with stakeholders
  • Identifying suitable suppliers for supply and manufacture of components

Skills and experience required:

  • CIPS Qualification
  • Sourcing & negotiation experience
  • Supplier relationship / performance management
  • Cost saving / value adding experience
  • Advanced Excel

In applications, we will be looking for:

  • Previous experience of buying within manufacturing
  • Be confident in developing professional relationships
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Be able to work well as part of a team
  • Drive and ambitious 
  • Experience with engineering drawings and BoM’s
  • Computer literate – Sound MRP experience & Microsoft package.
  • Forecasting / stock control experience

Benefits of the Supplier Relationship Manager role include:

  • Bupa Health Scheme
  • Half-day Friday
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

To discuss the Buyer role in more depth please contact Chizoba Uzuegbunam at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call 07393 140 509. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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