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  • Job reference: RMS0162698

Manufacturing Buyer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/01/2016
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (01/02/16)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A leading manufacturer of resistance and friction welding equipment.

The Role:
A vacancy has arisen for a Buyer to join a leading manufacturer of resistance and friction equipment. The successful candidate will be based in the Manufacturing department and assist in the day to day management of the supply chain.


Your key responsibilities will be:

•Working with the team on overall supplier management.
•Sole responsibility for a defined group of suppliers.
•Attending supplier and internal meetings
• Liaising with suppliers – information gathering, progress chasing etc.
•Contribute to an effective stock control system.

You will possess the following skills:

•A good negotiator recognising the need for quality of supply, on time performance, and competitive cost.
•A good organiser, methodical, analytical, with a good attention to detail.
•A good communicator, working within small focused teams, and with a developing supplier base.
•Sound Excel, and Word abilities and knowledge of MRP systems.
•An understanding of engineering drawings, process and terminology and an ability to engage suppliers in resolving technical queries.
•Ideally you will possess at least 3 years’ experience in a purchasing or related office environment in a Manufacturing Company.
•An exposure to tool room environments, machine shops, Capital equipment Companies a distinct advantage

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
3 Key skills required
1.Good degree ideally engineering
2.Self-management someone who is able to take on this role and develop it.
3.Strong technical background.
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