Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Sian Driscoll

Milton Keynes

Currently looking for a Buyer to join the World's No.1 manufacturer of DC-DC converters and a leading producer of AC/DC power supplies and wound magnetic products

Purpose of the Buyer:

As a Buyer, your main responsibilities are to Carry out raw material sourcing and purchasing activities as required and compile, issue and process RFQ's


  • Staff Bonus Scheme
  • 23 days holidays (increase to 26 after a period of time)
  • Pension Scheme (pays up to 7.5% of the employees' salary as long as the employee matches the sum paid by the company)
  • Life Insurance (4 x employees salary)
  • Income Protection Cover

Other benefits:

  • Subsidise food each day (we pay up £1.20 per day towards food bought from a catering van which comes to our site every day)
  • Employee appreciation day - celebrated in August
  • Employees can earn an extra 2 days per annum for having no sick days
  • Fully paid Christmas party which include all food and drinks and also contribution towards hotels etc.
  • Hours of Work - 8.30am to 4.30pm with 1/2 hour for lunch

Some of the main duties for the Buyer will include:

  • Negotiate price and availability of raw materials and other items
  • Carry out Materials benchmarking as directed/required
  • Analysis of supply V demand utilising MRP & other reports to determine requirements- with particular responsibility for non- electronic items and non-production items
  • Support NPI activities to ensure short term and long-term material stock availability, through tracking requirements of design teams, and working closely with the design team on such requirements
  • Place P. O's for raw materials & Non-production items as necessary, ensuring quality, cost & delivery requirements are met
  • Attending weekly meetings where needed to complement purchasing support to the design and engineering teams
  • Proactively expedite material requirements from external sources to ensure timely delivery for production and customer needs
  • In conjunction with the purchasing department, other departments & suppliers establish and execute corrective actions as required
  • Be responsible for purchasing KPIs (processing of suppliers' delivery data and publishing this monthly) ensuring that suppliers are on target and follow up with suppliers not meeting targets
  • Advise purchasing and planning management of any potential delivery delays that could impact production builds and or supplies of raw materials to DME
  • Ensure the Swan/Avante database reflects changes of delivery schedules as required
  • Ensure supplier and raw material parameters are continually up to date on Swan/Avante
  • Ensure invoice queries are processed/resolved in a timely manner as required
  • Carry out special exercises/projects as directed by the Materials and Logistics Manager
  • Support Stores activities from time to time
  • Be the prime contact with DME for the processing of Raw material supplies to and from DME/MK

Skills and qualifications as a Buyer:


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in purchasing raw materials/components
  • Good standard of education
  • Self- motivated Team Player
  • Good Communication and negotiation skills
  • Tenacious


  • CIPS Level 3 or above

Please apply to this job before you miss out!

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