Senior Buyer

15 September 2023

Our Mechanical Solutions team in Inverurie, Scotland, UK have a brand new opening for a Senior Buyer to join their busy team. The successful applicant will manage the buying process, interfacing with suppliers on price and delivery. They will monitor the procurement activities for long-lead materials as required, as well as coordinating activities to ensure that critical goods and services are delivered to meet business requirements.

Key role functions

  • Sourcing services and purchasing materials, using the most cost-efficient measures, in line with delivery schedules
  • Liaising and negotiating with suppliers to achieve best value, delivery, performance, and payment terms
  • Negotiate with suppliers on agreements for commonly used items
  • Ensuring compliance of subcontract paperwork, particularly with QA requirements
  • Reporting on vendor quality, including trend analysis of non-conformances
  • Expediting purchased materials
  • Identifying alternative sources of supply as needed
  • Maintaining positive vendor relations
  • Raising purchase orders with approved suppliers in a timely and cost-efficient manner
  • Ensuring all materials and services are sourced, priced, and supplied to meet demands
  • Liaising with colleagues and other departments for requirements, specifications, lead-times, and potential delays
  • Supporting engineering on builds and QA process
  • Supporting business improvement and cost reduction initiatives
  • Assisting in the receipt of incoming goods and issuing of stock when required

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5 Years’ experience in a similar environment
  • A track record of working in a fast-paced environment and interacting with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong negotiating skills with suppliers’ Strong sense of confidentiality
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure while managing deadlines
  • Highly organised

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