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Date Posted: 6th December 2019
  • Job Ref: 142
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Essex

Job Description

Buyer (Purchasing/Procurement) - Permanent/full-time opportunity

Up to £27k basic + excellent benefits

An established and successful engineering business in the Southend-On-Sea area of Essex, has a new permanent job opportunity for a Buyer with proven commercial purchasing/procurement experience (services, equipment, materials etc). 


What does the opportunity offer?


  • Competitive starting salary up to £27,000 per annum
  • Generous 32 days paid holidays (24 days, plus Bank Holidays)
  • Excellent additional staff benefits (e.g. generous company pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare)
  • Permanent 39 hour/4.5-day week including early finish every Friday (1pm)
  • Permanent role within an established and professional engineering business
  • Opportunities to train, develop new skills and progress your career over time
  • Free access to local gym
  • Free parking


The role:


Within cost, quality and timescale parameters, procure any service or item designated as required by the business.


Responsibilities include:


  • Placing of purchase orders according to SAP data regarding demand.
  • Liaise with the procurement Contracts function to negotiate long term contracts in support of the business cost reduction targets.
  • Process manual requisitions where required, verifying that all information and pricing is accurate.
  • Manage the purchase order process.
  • Identify and select suitable suppliers.
  • Expediting to maintain SAP schedule.
  • Follow procedures that support the Buying function ensuring that errors and issues are identified and corrected.
  • Establish and maintain good supplier relationships.
  • Being part of regular supplier reviews and when required visiting supplier premises both in the UK and overseas.
  • Monitor supplier performance including on time delivery and adherence to quality standards.
  • Produce, review and action appropriate KPIs.


The candidate:


Is this you?


  • Proven Purchasing/Buying experience within a busy commercial environment
  • Ideally CIPS or willing to study towards this
  • Good general IT skills including use of MS Office suite
  • Experience of using SAP would be a distinct advantage
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Good commercial awareness and numeracy
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Living within a reasonable commute to South East Essex


Please provide a CV with your application detailing relevant experience and including full contact details for immediate and confidential consideration.


If you are interested in applying then please do so as soon as possible in order to be considered


Don't delay...apply today!


We look forward to hearing from you.