• Location

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £30000 per annum + Company Benefits

  • Contact:

    Chantal Partridge

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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A fantastic opportunity for a Buyer has arisen to join an up and coming Automotive Manufacturer in Oxfordshire, with a salary of £25,000 - £30,000. The lucky role holder will be joining a collaborative and busy team, in an Automotive Start-Up company! The company offers a fantastic working environment as well as the potential to progress within the role. The ideal candidate will have experience in Purchasing and Supplier Management in an Automotive Industry, or a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Candidates will have previous experience within Purchasing and Procurement as a Junior Buyer or Buyer.

Role responsibilities of the Buyer:

  • This role requires stakeholder engagement at many levels within the company and with external suppliers.
  • The role will be responsible for organising a number of high value and complex products, with impact across several key functions of the business.
  • The role requires a high level of interaction internally, as well as a continual flow of high level communication with the supply base.
  • Assisting with the purchase and supply chain of global production for specified projects through negotiated costs with suppliers.
  • Raising and issuing of purchase orders in accordance with our production requirements and company procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and timely data records and manage filing systems.
  • Assist with issuing purchasing enquiries and carry out quotation analysis where necessary.

Person Specification of the Buyer:

  • Extremely organised approach with good business acumen, experience of stakeholder management and excellent analytical skills
  • Experience in supplier / customer relationship management
  • Understanding of cost drivers in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with teams
  • Good IT skills including power point, excel and word
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Navigation
  • Experience of working within a Tier 1 Automotive environment.


25 - 30k

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within Purchasing as a Buyer, Junior Buyer, Purchasing Officer, Procurement Officer, Category Buyer or Commodity Buyer