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Job Description

We are seeking a Buyer to ensure that best buying practices are adopted to achieve the highest possible standards without compromising the safety and quality of the product/services. You will work within the Supply Chain Department which is responsible for purchasing of all materials, products, goods and services in a timely way, at a price and quality that satisfies the buying specification. This is a busy role, where you will be dealing with multiple stakeholders on a daily basis and there will be a requirement for some travel to other JDR sites and suppliers. 

As a Buyer, your main duties will be:

  • To compile and send out RFQs for products within our manufacturing portfolio in order to support the timely placement of POs in line with our production schedules.
  • Raising Purchase orders against project demand, to ensure all POs are placed in accordance with JDR requirements and are in line with the suppliers quote.
  • Regular expedite all open orders, and to look continuously at any opportunity to bring in orders sooner to meet our manufacturing schedules.
  • To evaluate all quotations, to ensure they meet the needs of our requirements and that the costs quoted are in line with our budgets.
  • Negotiate regularly with key suppliers to achieve the best price and delivery.
  • Hold regular meetings with key suppliers within your Commodity Group to ensure that the suppliers are performing in line with their key set objectives and to demonstrate that we are removing any unforeseen risks from the Supply Chain.
  • Support weekly project review meetings as the Supply Chain representative in giving feedback to all key stakeholders regarding the status of key project deliverables from the Supply Chain.
  • To support the JDR bid team with any RFQs in understanding their deadlines and to ensure all bids go out with a valid quote from the supply chain.
  • Ensure all part data for products within your Commodity Group is correct, so that all department generated reports have clear and concise data that can be shared throughout the business
  • Manage any associated invoice queries relating to products within your Commodity Group preventing payment issues in the supply chain and thus to ensure timely payment of the suppliers invoice.
  • To provide support to other members of the team during leave and peak periods preventing delays in order placement and to provide continuous service to key stakeholders

Job Requirements

Ideally with previous experience of working in a fast paced Procurement department preferably with some engineering buyer experience, you will be confident at managing your own workload. An excellent communicator, you will have the ability to communicate with people at all levels, including internal and external stakeholders. 

With a strong commercial background, you will be experienced at responding quickly to urgent requests and possess excellent attention to detail skills. You will be a competent user of all MS Office packages. 

Please note we offer a Hybrid working approach consisting of a minimum of three days in the office and two days a week working from home.

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