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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022


Leeds, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Buyer job in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Permanent Position.

Basic salary between £30,000 - £35,000 pa + Benefits.

Office-Based with early finish on Friday’s.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Buyer / Purchasing officer to join a growing and progressive Engineering business that supplies bespoke machinery to a global manufacturing industry.

Typical duties for the Buyer / Purchasing Officer will include:

  • Sourcing and procurement of all engineering components, parts and services.
  • Build rapport and foster good working relationships with suppliers
  • Negotiating with suppliers on price, contract terms and delivery times.
  • Expand Supplier base to satisfy requirements of future business needs.
  • Assist and lead Supplier Audits, Supplier Reviews and Benchmarking exercises.
  • Daily purchase order placement.
  • Maintain accuracy of purchase orders, pricing and inventory.
  • Weekly project requirement reviews and ensuring all supply needs are being met.
  • Identify supplier risk and develop robust risk mitigation strategies where necessary.
  • Take ownership of supply issues, resolving them in line with business needs.
  • Drive best practice in Supply Chain and deliver continuous improvements.

Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • At least 2 years buying/purchasing/procurement experience within an engineering business.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Strong attention to detail and completes tasks with a high level of accuracy.
  • Organised, methodical and analytical.
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