Buyer - Engineering
East Midlands - commutable from Leicester, Hinckley and Lutterworth
c£35k neg dep exp + generous benefits
Our client can demonstrate almost half a century's expertise in the design, development and manufacture of bespoke special purpose automation solutions for a diverse range of industry sectors and applications and are regarded by many in the industry as one of the leading automation systems providers in the whole of the UK.
As a result of continued success and a planned programme of strategic growth for 2024 and beyond, they are now seeking to recruit an experienced and proactive Engineering Buyer to complement their established and successful purchasing team and play a critical role in the procurement process, focusing specifically on sourcing and purchasing materials, components and equipment necessary for multiple high value engineering projects.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will demonstrate a combination of technical expertise, negotiation skills and a deep understanding of engineering specifications, and will possess excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels to ensure effective communication with the engineering team, vendors and other stakeholders to ensure the timely and cost-effective procurement of goods.
Core responsibilities for this varied and challenging Buyer position will include (but not be limited to):
Identifying and sourcing materials, components and equipment required for engineering projects.
Assisting in project planning timescales to ensure Gross Profit targets are achieved and business requirements are met and all BOM's are within budget.
Evaluating potential suppliers, considering factors such as quality, cost, and delivery timelines and identifying potential risks in the supply chain and implementing strategies to mitigate them.
Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers to ensure a stable and reliable supply chain and monitoring their performance.
Developing a comprehensive technical understanding of engineering solutions provided and working closely with the design and engineering teams to understand project requirements and technical specifications.
Effectively negotiating pricing and contract terms with suppliers to ensure cost effectiveness and a competitive advantage and analysing market trends and industry pricing to make informed negotiation decisions.
Generating purchase orders and assisting in the tracking of order statuses To be considered for this exceptional Engineering Buyer opportunity based nenar Leicester with one of our longest standing clients, you will realistically be qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant engineering, purchasing or supply chain management discipline and be able to demonstrate at least 3 years previous experience gained within an engineering or technical purchasing and procurement environment, and excellent organisational and negotiation skills along with the ability to analyse technical specifications.
Contact the Purchasing Team at Premier Technical Recruitment on (phone number removed) or email your cv in confidence to for further details