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  • Job reference: RMS0217500

Engineering Buyer

  • Sector: Petrochemical & Chemical
  • Location: Billingham, County Durham
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/10/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
To work with the procurement team and the engineering team to ensure efficient purchasing of both engineering stock supplies and engineering project items. Developing strong working relationships across both functions ensuring that engineering items are procured in a cost effective and timely manner.


Ensure that all Environment, Health & Safety requirements are met including (but not limited to); workplace organisation, work instructions, risk assessments, permit issuing and control, COSHH assessments, housekeeping standards, and operating within the environmental permit.

  • Meet site regulatory and customer quality requirements relating to ISO9001, ISO14001 and cGMP as well as the requirements of cross contamination prevention
  • To buy products and services in line with the Site purchasing strategy, on time and within budget
  • Liaise closely with the Engineering team to ensure that critical engineering items are set and maintained at the appropriate level
  • Work closely with the Engineering Stores Supervisor to ensure the Engineering Stores are adequately stocked with the right equipment to support operational requirements
  • Oversee and maintain the best source of supply for both existing and new supply with a view to streamlining and increasing quality, always aiming for best value.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to the engineering group on procurement activities including quotation preparation, expediting, tendering etc
  • Ensure adequate control all engineering materials to the point of issue
  • Placement of purchase orders in line with company requirements
  • Expediting of sub contract and purchase orders
  • Undertake any other duties of which the responsibility, skill and experience required fall within a post holder's expected capability and commensurate with the post holder's position in the organisation

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Compliance vs authorities manual (i.e. x3 quotes, tenders for contracts > £10k etc)
  • Maintenance of critical spares
  • Turnaround time for quotation requests

The Company:
In the Spring of 2017 our client was acquired by one of the largest Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations in China to provide their global customer base with innovative solutions for supply and manufacture in different geographical regions. Since they acquired the Seal Sands site they have invested in the core areas of the business. With over 50m investment the site is in a period of change, a further investment has been secured to expand the current site.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • Proven track record within Engineering Procurement.
  • Ideally from an Engineering background with a broad appreciation of the equipment purchased and its use within the plant Able to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Ideally degree educated and a Chartered member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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