Senior Buyer

Location: Horsham, West Sussex Salary: Up to £1 per hour
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Sam Davies

Senior Buyer


Senior Buyer needed for an established leading design & manufacturing organisation based in Horsham who are looking to employ an experienced Senior Buyer with an in-depth knowledge of procurement within a manufacturing environment.

The successful Senior Buyer will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • Salary: Competitive
  • 26 day's holidays
  • Contributory Pension
  • Career Progression
  • Child care vouchers
  • Income Protection
  • Free Parking

What the role entails: The company has seen significant growth over the past few years, and as we continue to grow, we require a Senior Buyer to join our small Purchasing Department on a contract basis initially.

Some of the main duties of the Senior Buyer will include:

  • You will work closely with engineering staff across the business to procure machined components and related parts to the required quality, delivery and costs.
  • Engage Suppliers & drive service levels to meet business goals.
  • Prepare Request for Information (RFI) & Request for Quotation (RFQ) documentation.
  • Identify, evaluate, implement and develop new supply sources capable of meeting our specifications and commercial needs.
  • Facilitate the introduction of new products, adapting the supply chain to support emerging needs.
  • Develop & drive strong supply partnerships embracing lean manufacturing principles to deliver; quality, service, technical, commercial & continuous improvement expectations of our global operations.
  • Support the creation & implementation of strategies to mitigate high risk areas within the supply chain.
  • Execute change, managing the process of engagement, disengagement and change management, to minimise the risk to our operations.
  • Working to strict and often very tight deadlines to meet delivery schedules.

What you need to be the successful Senior Buyer:

  • The successful applicant must have experience of reading and interpreting technical drawings and understand manufacturing processes.
  • Good knowledge of the manufacturing industry related to one off production of parts in stainless steel, aluminium and carbon steel.
  • Good understanding of inspection and test methods related to machined and welded components
  • Ability to work cooperatively with engineers and suppliers to obtain parts on time within budget.
  • Demonstrate ability to organise, plan and monitor procurement activities.
  • Working knowledge of using MRP/ERP systems and experience of Excel is a must.

Must be eligible for Security Clearance!

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior 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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