Job Description

Buyer – Deeside

Our client is recognised as the global leader in the development, design and manufacture of specialised engineering products. This is a great opportunity to work within a dynamic and progressive company. The company are looking for a Buyer to join the team who will be responsible for ensuring goods and services critical to business objectives are supplied in a timely manner.


  • Ensure adherence to all company policies and prevailing business regulations
  • Develop sourcing strategies for all categories of spend
  • Ensure best practice procurement.
  • Work closely with the Planning Department to ensure channels of supply are at the lowest total cost, not just the lowest purchase price.
  • Reviewing the supply base and in conjunction with the Supply Chain Manager formulating appropriate Supply Chain strategies.
  • Managing the supply base and ensuring this is aligned with the business strategy.



  • Manage the day-to-day Purchasing team operations, in agreement with the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Manipulating Dynamics 365 to maintain optimal availability of product for business needs.
  • Advising the Procurement Assistants on best use of D365
  • Maintaining all relevant cost, lead time and other Supply Chain information on Dynamics 365. • Achieving the lowest cost of acquisition across multiple suppliers, categories of spend and location.
  • Improving our Vendor Payment terms in line with ongoing business requirements.
  • Establishing Contracts of Supply and Pricing Agreements where applicable for significant suppliers
  • Identifying opportunity for supplier improvements, as in agreement with the Supply Chain Manager, negotiating these changes.
  • Sourcing and evaluating new / alternative suppliers as part of the business’ continuous improvement philosophy
  • Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with Planning Department.
  • Identifying training and development needs for the procurement team.
  • Ensuring value added collaboration between departments, sites and areas of the business. 
  • Deputising for the Supply Chain Manager by attending company meetings, as required.
  • Ensuring that processes are carried out to ISO9001 standards


Experience Required:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience within a purchasing environment, preferably in a supervisory role
  • Working with multiple suppliers and large number of products.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and ERP systems
  • Supervising a team centered around problem solving and product availability.
  • Vendor negotiations.
  • Effective Internal stakeholder communications


Unfortunately, due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 48 hours please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.

We are an equal opportunities agency and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We are acting on behalf of the client as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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Posted: 02/07/2024

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