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Location: Rochester Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Sector: Client Delivery, Defence, Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Nick Taylor


Rochester - Hybrid

£30,000 - £40,000 + additional benefits incl. 25 days holiday, share options, pension


Buyer needed for a leading engineering firm based in the Rochester.

What the role of the Buyer entails:

Some of the main duties of the Buyer will include:

  • Receiving requisitions and demands, negotiate with suppliers and process Purchase Orders, Purchase Order Amendments and/or Purchase Agreements
  • Negotiating Terms and Conditions, Price Agreements and other contractual documents with suppliers
  • Maintaining strong, effective relationships with suppliers and be able to resolve relationship and performance issue
  • Understanding the budget requirements for the Purchase Orders, identify opportunities for cost reduction/avoidance through effective negotiation
  • Understanding and communicating key performance indicators for suppliers and be able to engage with and address issues at a senior level within the supplier organisation
  • Maintain Supplier open order books and ensure that correct and current data is maintained in the Oracle ERP system
  • Understand and support the implementation of corporate Procurement processes (Strategic Supplier Management, Sub-Contract Management, and Commodity Management)
  • Train/coach junior members of staff on Procurement processes and procedures and support audits of these, including supporting the implementation of improvement plans
  • Act as an independent interface between suppliers and the project teams, demonstrating effective relationship management skills

What experience you need to be the successful Buyer:


  • Proven experience in buying/procurement/purchasing
  • Prior experience in leading negotiations and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Manufacturing background would be preferable


  • HNC/HND in Business Studies or equivalent experience
  • MCIPS Qualified or Equivalent experience
  • Experience using ERP systems such as Oracle

In order to be eligible for this role you will need to undergo Security Clearance Background Checks that require you to be a UK resident and UK passport holder.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Buyer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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