technical purchase buyer.

the role.

In this varied role, you will be key in providing support to operations and engineering by managing requisitions for goods and services and CAPEX technical projects as well as being the CMMS Administrator.

You will play a pivotal part in cost reduction from the design through the production life of the purchased equipment.  You will be locating suppliers, and discussing quality, capacity, delivery and cost.  Perform regular assessments of suppliers and recommend improvements where required. You will also make procurement decisions and recommendations for alternative suppliers.  Part of the role will be to negotiate statements of works, supply and warranty agreements, and the preparation of purchase orders and any amendments.  The spare parts warehouse will also be under your wing, ensuring they are both maintained, organised and that spare parts are kept and a relevant level.

why you should apply.

This is a role where you can really make the most of your technical buying skills.  Working in a busy environments, with all the benefits of working for a global company but in a plant that feels like a family.  You will have relationships with a broad range of people from the Plant Manager to Finance and you will report directly to the engineering Manager, this will be a close working relationship to ensure the smooth running of a large plant.

what we’re looking for.

We need experience in a technical buying role for this job.  You will have experience working within an engineering firm/department and have an understanding of the terminology and equipment used, demonstrate experience of continual improvement, report writing and inventory analysis.  This is a varied and rewarding role that needs dedication and involvement.


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