Engineering Buyer

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £30k - 35k per year

Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 22/07/2021

Engineering Buyer

My client, a leading Gloucestershire based manufacturer of project based special purpose equipment are seeking an Engineering Buyer to ensure that parts are purchased in line with cost, quality, and delivery perspective with a primary focus on parts made to company specifications.

The buyer is expected to perform all key tasks in the procurement process including the generation of suitable commodity strategies, selection and approval of suppliers, order placement, parts expediting and the resolution of any queries relating to purchase orders placed.

Engineering Buyer Job Description:

  • Source parts from suitable suppliers to meet the commercial and technical needs of the business.
  • Place purchase orders and expedite them to fulfil MRP and project demand.
  • Develop and manage suppliers for assigned commodities to ensure key performance levels are achieved.
  • Develop commodity strategies to ensure capacity, capability, quality, cost and supply chain risk are understood.
  • Develop packages of work and awarding contracts.
  • Perform supplier approval activities as required.
  • Maintain MRP part and purchase order information.
  • Ensure invoice queries are resolved in a timely manner to allow payment to be released in line with agreed terms.
  • Resolve quality issues with closure of corrective and preventative actions.
  • Effectively communicate with other departments including production, design, stores and accounts.
  • To identify opportunities for process, productivity and quality improvements by highlighting issues to management.
  • To adhere to and always apply all workplace management and rules consistently.
  • To actively participate in improvement projects as required.
  • Develop effective relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.

You may also be required to undertake additional tasks or duties from time to time and which are reasonably within your capabilities.


Engineering Buyer Requirements

  • 3-years+ purchasing experience within an engineering environment with a broad knowledge of engineering commodities.
  • Ability to understand and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes for a range of commodities.
  • Ability to react to changing requirements and the vision to plan supply chains for upcoming requirements.
  • Proven effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems.


Salary£30k - 35k per year
Job Reference34863
Contract TypePermanent
Closing Date22/07/2021
Regional OfficeCheltenham
Date Posted15/07/2021

To discuss this position further please contact:

Chris Rooum

Head of Professional Services


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