edFirst.co.uk - Listed school supplier


Bluntisham, Cambridgeshire
£28000 - £34000 per annum
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm, Friday 8am - 2pm
Michelle Litchfield


Meyer Scott Ref: VR/08940

Salary: £28,000 - £34,000 per annum

Type: Permanent

Location: Earith

Our client is an established engineering business based in Earith who have been in business for over 40 years!

A vacancy exists for a Buyer reporting to the Technical Director. This is an office based only position as they work in a collaborative way as face-to-face communication works better for them.

This vacancy is an addition to the team.

No qualifications in buying are required, just a few years' purchasing experience as they are very keen to provide on-the-job training which will progress your career in buying within the business. They have a direct career path mapped out!

Purpose of Job:

The key function of this job is to ensure continuity of the inward supply of goods and services, when required, at the best prices possible, thus enabling all other functions to provide the required service to its customers.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an awareness of all materials in stock.

  • Maintain an awareness of incoming materials and manufacturing requirements.

  • Minimise stock holding, unless advantageous to the business.

  • Place orders as required.

  • Ensure that materials are as specified and meet the thresholds required.

  • Ensure that materials are received on time in full.

  • Provide timely feedback on any issues that will disrupt supply.

  • Maintain an awareness in marketplace trends of key materials.

  • Ensure that the prices paid for products and services are inline or below market prices.

  • Build and continually update a data base of suppliers for each product and service, ensuring alternatives for each item.

  • Build effective working relationships with each supplier.

  • Work closely other areas of the business such as Estimator, Technical Director, ensuring good communication and avoiding duplication of effort.

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of 'estimating systems and practices and manufacturing processes.

  • Ensure that all administration (Internal/External) is completed in full and on time.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am - 5 pm, Friday 8am - 2pm

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