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  • Location: Telford
  • Salary: £30k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago


Manufacturing and distribution


Salary circa £30,000, plus pension, 11 floating holiday days, every other Friday off, Summer and Christmas shut down.

We are working with a well-established manufacturing and distribution business that supply high quality equipment to both consumer and business to business organisations in several key sectors.

The business has asked us to assist in the search for a Buyer to join the team.

As Buyer you must be able to negotiate with Suppliers to reduce Purchasing spends. Manage inventory planning to support the production plan. Support the Purchasing Manager (and deputise) in managing the Purchasing Team with day-to-day activities and monthly agreed targets.

You will Manage a portfolio of key supplier spends (as agreed by the Purchasing Manager). And be involved from sourcing parts, ensuring the parts meet the company’s technical requirements and perform to the agreed supplier performance criteria. Work within a team to help with various purchasing projects (i.e., cost down activities related to direct and indirect spends).

It is expected that you will be able to complete various stock control activities. Utilise dynamics AX MRP system to ensure inventory is ordered to meet the production plan demand.  Monitor supplier performance and assist with various stock control and supplier queries.

The business uses office 365 modules to communicate and help manage projects, and you will work closely with the Purchasing Manager to ensure that supplier and part changes are communicated to other teams succinctly.

Ideally you will have A good understanding of technical CAD drawings and ISO9001 will be an advantage, along with a basic knowledge of various Japanese ‘work methods’ (i.e., Kaizen, Gemba & 5S).

As Buyer, you will be expected to meet with Suppliers on a regular basis to review supplier performance levels and quality performance. Agree an improvement plan to ensure continuous high levels of customer service.


  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Commercial and financial awareness as managing budgets and keeping costs down is a key part of the role
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams
  • Numeracy skills in order to analyse facts and figures
  • The ability to lead and motivate a team
  • The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions, as well as to think strategically and laterally
  • Time management skills and the ability to deliver to deadlines

The role will involve travel both in the UK & Overseas




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.