Location Gloucester
Job-type Permanent
Salary £30k - 40k per year
Contact Paul Furlong
Call Paul
Email [email protected]
Reference 103390

Job Title: Technical Buyer

Location: Gloucester

Pay Range/details: Up to £40,000 per annum + Excellent benefits

Contract Type: Permanent

The successful candidate will work to define sourcing strategies for a range of commodities, and will be responsible for the identification, introduction and formal approval of suitable supply chains to meet business needs assessing capability, capacity, risk and cost. The role includes the need to negotiate and document suitable supply agreements and to lead supplier quality audits to ensure performance measures are achieved.

 The role includes the operational activities of order placement, parts expediting and the resolution of any queries relating to purchase orders placed.


Key Responsibilities – Technical Buyer 

  • Source parts from suitable suppliers to meet the commercial and technical needs of the business.

  • Place purchase and expedite orders 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.

  • Identify the need for sourcing projects and implement activities identified to completion.

  • Perform supplier approval activities as required.

  • Maintain MRP part and purchase order information.

  • Ensure invoice queries are resolved to allow payment can be released in line with agreed terms.

  • Provide supplier support and be prepared to travel on site as required.

  • To identify opportunities for process, productivity and quality improvements.

  • Develop effective relationships with all internal and external stakeholder, customers and suppliers to ensure best outcomes for the client.


Qualifications & Requirements – Technical Buyer

  • Have a minimum of 3-years purchasing experience within engineering procurement

  • Ability to react to changing requirements and the vision to plan supply chains for upcoming requirements.

  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems

  • Able to travel with full clean driving licence, or equivalent.

  • Receptive and adaptable to change.

  • Excellent communication skills with local suppliers and TBS Management.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical specifications in order to determine appropriate manufacturing methods of complex machined and fabricated parts.

  • Broad understanding of a range of commodities including machined parts, simple and complex fabrications, transmission products, Electronics and linear drive products.

  • Analytical, detailed, and accurate individual with skill in work planning and problem-solving.

  • Experience and capability to conduct all aspects of supplier identification, qualification, and supply chain performance  management.

  • Strong business-acumen

  • Ability to plan and think strategically.

  • Self-motivated and team oriented.


What we can offer – Technical Buyer

  • Excellent benefits package including 9/10 shift pattern

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Fantastic working environment

  • Development opportunities

For more information on this role, please contact Paul Furlong on 01453 829789 or send a copy of your CV to [email protected]

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 Junior Buyer, procurement professional or Estimator may be suitable for this position

For details of other opportunities available within your chosen field please visit our website www.omegaresource.co.uk


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