Technical Buyer

Location Hull
Discipline: Procurement & Supply Chain
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Hannah

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01482 205 808
Job ref: 602148
Published: 27 days ago
Expiry date: 06 Mar 2024 23:59
Consortium are pleased to be representing a well established engineering business that are looking for an aspiring Technical Buyer.

Are you passionate about building strong supplier relationships and enhancing your career within purchasing? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a drive to succeed? If you're looking to hone your skills and gain valuable experience in strategic purchasing, this is the opportunity for you!

In this dynamic role, as Technical Buyer you'll be:
  • Running MRP: Ensure the right materials at the right time by managing inventory flow with bespoke software.
  • Raising orders and processing acknowledgements: Keep the production line moving smoothly by placing timely orders and verifying their confirmation.
  • Initiating and logging supplier enquiries: Proactively address supplier questions and concerns to foster positive relationships.
  • Chasing overdue orders: Be a champion for punctuality, ensuring deliveries arrive on schedule.
  • Negotiating with national & international suppliers: Secure the best possible prices and terms through effective communication and negotiation skills.
  • Sourcing potential new suppliers: Research, evaluate, and select the best fit for the company's needs, factoring in quality, cost, reliability and terms.
While experience is a plus, we're more excited about your potential! Here's what sets you apart:
  • Passion for learning: Eager to develop your skills and gain exposure to strategic purchasing.
  • Technically minded: You are able to read technical specs and drawings
  • Cost & delivery champion: You find cost-effective solutions while ensuring timely deliveries, to ensure production activity is not effected.
  • IT Literate: Confident using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and open to learning new systems.
  • Relationship builder: You understand the power of strong partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders.
Bonus points for:
  • Experience with direct and indirect purchasing within a manufacturing setting 
  • Experience of using an MRP system
What we offer:
  • Full-time role: 37 hours per week in a vibrant office environment.
  • Growth opportunities: Learn from experienced professionals and develop your career path.
  • Competitive benefits: £28,000 - £35,000 DOE, pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), cycle to work scheme.

Consortium Professional Recruitment Ltd are a professional level recruitment consultancy specialising in the delivery of high relevance recruitment services on behalf of our clients across the UK. We regularly receive large responses to our advertising which can make providing individual feedback to every applicant challenging. If you haven’t received a reply from us within 14 day of your application, we regret to say your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We have a policy of retaining your details for future vacancies unless you request otherwise.