Location: Rochester, Kent Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits Package
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Ian Cowx

£24,000 - £28,000 + Benefits

Are you an experienced Buyer looking for a challenging and diverse buying role within an innovative Global business?
Would you like to be part of a professional team recognised for its success?

If so we have an exciting opportunity for a proactive and well-organised Buyer.

In this varied role where you will be both procurement and project facing; buying a diverse range of products from small components to high value subcontract items.


Maintaining effective relationships with suppliers, internal project teams and functions to ensure the timely receipt of material to meet the requirements of the business.

Receiving requisitions and demands, negotiate with suppliers, and process Purchase Orders and Purchase Order amendments in accordance with Procurement processes and procedures, and the requirements of the business.

Understanding the budget requirements for the Purchase Orders they are responsible for, and to support achievement of these requirements through effective negotiation with their supplier.

Obtaining and communicating progress updates from suppliers in an effective manner, and be capable of resolving issues in a satisfactory manner.

Understanding when to escalate more critical issues to senior members of staff.

Maintaining Supplier open order books and ensure that correct and current data is maintained in the Oracle ERP system.

Processing supplier returns, ensuring these are actioned in a timely manner.

Understanding and supporting the implementation of corporate Procurement processes and initiatives as appropriate to their area of responsibility

Supporting other members of the Procurement Team as required in their daily responsibilities.


Experience within a procurement or similar commercial function

Excellent communication skills

Works well in a team environment

Good level of computer literacy

HNC/HND in Business Studies

MCIPS/Degree level or equivalent qualification - MCIPS study support available - would be desirable

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. A copy of our privacy policy can be found here: Gold Group is an equal opportunity & diversity employer. A copy of our equal opportunity & diversity policy can be found here:

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