Operational Buyer


Enhanced Pension, 33 days holiday, some fixed.


Sector: Commercial Vehicles
Function: Purchasing & Supply Chain
Contact: Dan Plimmer
Phone: 01384 446174
Job Ref: 66652

Job details

Do you have procurement experience, and are you seeking a new job in Staffordshire, Jonathan Lee Recruitment is helping a world class manufacturing business  recruit an Operational Buyer,  the role comes with excellent career progression and an attractive salary and benefits package, including, medical and dental insurance, on site gym, plus on-line discounts like cycle to work schemes.

Due to the manufacturing nature of this business, the role is on-site. Hours of work are Monday to Thursday, 8am - 5pm, Friday, 8am -1pm


As an Operational Buyer, you will manage the operational aspects of our client's supply chain, supporting the operational team in your division and developing category strategies to ensure a robust supply chain for the long term. You will also develop Category Strategies for each area of responsibility, working with the wider business to implement strategies promptly.


To give you an idea of how this  Buyer role would look and feel, here are some of the things you could expect to do:

  • Ensure early engagement with engineering and suppliers to ensure the company is sourcing the best products from the beginning of its projects
  • Manage the weekly operational workload for your supply base, ensuring you meet the team KPIs
  • Managing the New Product Introduction process for your categories, ensuring the product is available and the right first time to achieve successful machine launches
  • Identify and drive cost-reduction activities.

To apply for this Buyer position, you will need significant procurement experience within a manufacturing business. You will also require the following:

  • Experience developing and implementing successful long-term category strategies
  • Understanding of key cost drivers within a supply base
  • Experience managing NPI programmes, ideally from concept to product launch
  • Experience managing multiple projects and coordinating cross-functional teams to ensure on-time delivery.

You'll receive an excellent salary and benefits package for your knowledge, expertise and flexibility.


Please reach out to our team today to apply for this full-time Operational Buyer position in Staffordshire. We'd love to help you get your next role and enable you to fulfil your professional ambitions.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.


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Dan Plimmer

Associate Director – Energy

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