Senior Technical Buyer

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    Up to £45k

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    Chantal Partridge

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    over 2 years ago

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I have a great progression opportunity for a technical buyer to join a growing manufacturing company in Bedford. The role has scope to progress into a management opportunity in the next year, so this would be great for a senior buyer to get a step up in their career!

This role needs someone with experience with metal castings and metal fabrications who has worked in purchasing, procurement or supply chain at a buyer or senior buyer level.

Role responsibilities of the Senior Technical Buyer are:

  • Working closely with engineering staff to procure components and related parts based on

MRP Buying List to meet production due dates.

  • Negotiations on price and supply contracts

  • Optimisation of purchasing in terms of cost saving opportunities

  • Support pre-sales activity with estimated cost and delivery timescales

  • Develop professional relationships with suppliers to continuously improve costs and supply continuity.

  • Manage supplier deviations in respect to delivery and quality

  • Identify new sourcing relationships to deliver enhanced business performance, stability and in support of business growth plans.

  • Work with the Operations Director to identify and manage Supply Chain risks


Person Specification of the Senior Technical Buyer:

  • Experience in the procurement of low volume Castings in Ductile Iron, Aluminum Bronze, Stainless Steels and associated machining.

  • Knowledge of patterns again highly desirable.

  • Technical/manufacturing background with an understanding of BoMs, Material Specifications and experience of reading and interpreting technical drawings.

  • Well versed in traditional and modern Manufacturing processes

  • Strong negotiating skills

  • Commercial astute with familiarity of contract law

  • Must have experience in MRP/ERP Systems and demand-based procurement.


This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement or supply chain as a senior buyer, technical buyer, category manager, commodity manager or buyer, project buyer or NPI buyer