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Engineering Buyer

Engineering Buyer

  • Location

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £28000 - £35000 per annum + plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

  • Contact email:

    sheila.harris@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J12365_1548068524

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-20

  • Startdate:

    21/01/2019

Engineering Buyer


Our client is a Major Market Leader, with a strong brand presence and with continual growth throughout its business. They are now seeking a buyer primarily responsible for the tactical sourcing (with some strategic sourcing) of operational (electrical and mechanical goods) and engineering equipment.


Working with the technical teams your role will be the tactical sourcing, negotiation and purchase of urgent, priority & routine operational Goods including obsolete, one off and infrequently purchased spare parts and consumables.


Your additional responsibilities will include:
Support the Category Buyer and Operational Teams, implementing defined Sourcing Strategies, with our strategic suppliers on major equipment
Carry out supplier management ensuring items are tracked failures identified and handled
Instigate and conduct supplier meetings where appropriate to support operational objectives
Identify further opportunities to drive service and maximise value for money
Ensure order information in the purchasing system is updated in a timely manner

Person Specification:
1-3 years experience ideally, in sourcing, preferably within an engineering, mechanical environment
Knowledge of purchasing systems and processes
MS-Office with strong Excel skills.
You will be a strong negotiator able to see opportunities and positively influence supplier relationships and performance
Adaptable in approach and keen to progress