Location Bath
Job-type Permanent
Salary £32k - 40k per year
Contact Paul Furlong
Call Paul
Email paul.furlong.430568484.0@applybe.com
Reference 99570

Job Title: Engineering Buyer

Location: Bristol/Bath

Pay Range/details: £35000 to £40000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent 

Engineering Buyer

An exciting opportunity has arisen with my client. They are a successful Manufacturing company that are offering a stable and lucrative career in their procurement team. We are looking for an experienced buyer to join a busy procurement team in Bath.

The successful candidate for the Engineeringl Buyer vacancy will be a proven engineering orientated buyer with a minimum of five years’ experience within an engineering environment.  The knowledge of supply of raw material to include awareness of engineering materials, machined components, forgings, castings and surface treatments is required. The ability to be able to interpret an engineering drawing and match the manufacturing requirement to approved supplier from an approved data base.


Key Responsibilities:


  • To work within a multi-functional open office forming close working relations with key team members. The ability to operate ERP system & knowledge of Syteline would be an advantage.
  • To operate within an AS9100 business process and maintain records and processes to this standard. An awareness of ITAR / Import regulations / Reach regulations & Incoterms desired.
  • The role will also include the need to carry out supplier audits and identify possible new suppliers which may necessitate overseas travel.

KEY Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Raise purchase orders and amend purchase schedules for the supply of production material and consumable items on the ERP System
  • Request quotations from suppliers for manufactured components, sub-assemblies and services
  • Negotiating with key suppliers on their pricing, lead time and terms of contract
  • Support the introduction of new products with new or existing suppliers
  • Ensure items are purchased in a timely manner to provide continuity of manufacture within standard times.
  • Ability to identify and drive cost down activities
  • Ability to carry out supplier audits
  • Ability to write/negotiate specific project based supplier agreements
  • Liaise with suppliers to progress orders to meet internal customer needs.
  • Review order acknowledgements for accuracy
  • Respond to internal and external enquiries regarding purchase orders and associated deliveries.
  • Support the planning function by providing accurate and concise information relating to supplier lead-times, schedules and deliveries.
  • Ensure compliance of materials and services are to specification.
  • Undertake problem resolution and seek support where appropriate.
  • Monitor and feedback on supplier performance.
  • Ensure purchases meet budget with targeted cost reduction activities
  • Ensure procurement compliance to ISO9001 & AS9100
  • Actively support continuous improvement activities throughout the business

Required Knowledge & Ability

  • MCIPS  level 6 qualified buyer, or actively working towards
  • Ability to read an engineering drawing
  • Understanding of engineering materials and processes
  • Ability to prioritise and organise in a complex multi project environment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work off own initiative.
  • The ideal candidate will have proven purchasing  experience within an Engineering  or Manufacturing environment
  • Strong commercial awareness and the ability to negotiate.
  • Computer literate with an understanding of Microsoft Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook
  • ERP experience
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive can do attitude with a commitment to continuous development
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK
  • Currently hold, or be able to obtain, UK Security Clearance – clearance will be undertaken by Horstman

The post holder will desirably have, or will be able to develop:

  • Experience of ERP
  • Experience of working with an international supply chain
  • Understanding of the requirements of US Defence import/export restrictions (ITAR)
  • Ability to work within a multi-national company with a multicultural customer base, worldwide.

What we can offer – Technical Buyer 

  • They offer competitive rates of pay and an excellent benefits package
  • They offer job security and stability, as they have a sustainable client base.
  • Potential career progression.
  •  They promote a positive, approachable and welcoming culture throughout the company.

For further details, please contact Paul Furlong by email on paul.furlong@omegaresource.co.uk – or by phone on 01453 829 789.

Omega Resource Group are an employment agency specialising in opportunities at all levels within the Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Defence, Scientific, Oil & Gas, Construction and Manufacturing sectors. We are always seeking Engineering Staff, Senior Managers, Skilled and Semi-Skilled Machinists, Mechanical Fitters, Electrical Fitters, Quality Engineers, Materials Science Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Electronics Engineers, Test Technicians, Technical Authors, Electricians and Laboratory Technicians to name but a few.  For more details visit our website www.omegaresource.co.uk

Omega Resource Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Omega Resource Group is an employment agency specialising in opportunities at all levels within the Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Defence, Scientific, Oil & Gas, Construction and Manufacturing sectors. 

Candidates who are currently a procurement manager, senior buyer or a Manufacturing Buyer may be suitable for this position

Omega Resource Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.