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Part-time Buyer

Job title: Buyer (part-time)

Salary Range: c. £38,000 pro rata (circa 20 hours per week)

Location: Halesowen

Are you an experienced Buyer from within the engineering or manufacturing equipment/machinery industries seeking a new challenge? We are recruiting for a part-time Buyer to join a relatively small yet reputable, well-run and friendly team based in Halesowen. As the part-time Buyer in your new role, your duties will include:

  • Managing a national and international supply base from customer RFQ via Start of Production till end of life in line with Purchasing Standards
  • Analysing and editing Bills of Material
  • Making enquiries for all relevant parts (new, serial, development parts, make or buy decisions) for project applications according to Commodity Strategy
  • Supporting selection and release of suppliers
  • Negotiating costs and conditions for purchases
  • Developing, negotiating and preparing contracts with suppliers in line with Purchasing Standards
  • Coordinating material cost of the assigned projects through lifetime and observing cost targets
  • Identifying and realising material cost reduction ideas by using all levers (resourcing, localisation, new technologies etc)
  • Following up/reporting productivity performance within own projects

We are seeking a part-time Buyer who can offer:

  • Team work orientation
  • Competent IT skills: Excel and MS Office etc
  • Reliability, rigour and analytical mind-set
  • Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills
  • Able to work on own autonomy and with flexibility

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Buyer with knowledge of purchasing within the engineering/manufacturing sector who is looking for part-time working opportunities in a friendly and well-run company.

In return for your procurement experience, we can offer you:

  • Starting salary of £28,000 - £32,000/year (pro rata to circa 20 hours/week)
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Friendly and focused working environment in a well reputed company
  • Excellent visibility with management and opportunities to see the positive effect of your efforts
  • Company pension contribution
  • Flexible working available

This represents as an excellent opportunity for the right person. If you are an experienced buyer from within the engineering/manufacturing machinery industry and are looking for part-time work in the West Midlands area then we would like to hear from you. If you have any questions please contact Colin Reeves at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446162.