• Permanent
  • Norwich
  • Market related USD / Year

Technique Recruitment Solutions


Technique Recruitment Solutions are a specialist engineering and manufacturing recruitment company based in Norfolk. We are proud to be working alongside a Norwich based manufacturer who are seeking a Buyer to join their successful and growing business. The role will be reporting to the Purchasing Manager and Key contacts within the business will include: Production Control team,
Label Manufacturing team, Machine Production team, Purchasing team Finance, Stores team, Export team and Suppliers

Key performance indicators

On-time delivery of purchased items.
Cost control of parts/assemblies to standard costs.
Transactional volumes.
Inventory turns on purchased components.

Key accountabilities

Working as part of a team within the Purchasing Department, the Buyer is responsible for the day-to-day management of a group of designated supplier accounts.  This role includes supporting the evaluation and selection of new suppliers, general purchasing transactions, monitoring of purchase order progress, on-time order delivery, cost control, inventory turns, supporting aspects of supplier quality and contributing to the assessment of supplier risks.

The duties and responsibilities of the Buyer shall include; but not be limited to, the following:

Raise and manage purchase orders generated on the company business system in compliance with the ISO9001:2015 Purchasing Procedures and department Best Practice Guides, ensuring that they are accurate and reflect the current MRP/business demands.
Interrogate the company MRP system to determine purchase demands, applying value judgement as necessary (i.e. responsible and sufficient quantities).
Manage the performance of suppliers through day to day communications, ensuring that they continue to provide a high level of service.
Communicate to suppliers their respective performances in the designated key areas and redress any consequential issues that may arise.
Negotiate with suppliers, when required, to implement a service level agreement that best suits the strategic company needs whilst maintaining value for money.
Liaise with Quality and Engineering to ensure product or services offered by a supplier are to the correct specification, will satisfy the required lead-times and offer best value for money.
Ensure that all suppliers embrace and comply with the company’s operational system – typically, compliance with ISO-9001:2015 and the Supplier Quality Manual.
Report all potential supplier risks to include financial stability, product obsolescence, single sourced components, single sourced processes and Sinclair consigned tooling.
Apply and enforce the company Defective Material Report system.
Make independent decisions on procurement matters within set financial constraints (e.g. Pricing agreements, inventory budget, etc)
Contribute to continual improvement to improve business processes, reduce lead-times, and work cooperatively with other team members towards improving the purchasing operation.
Comply with all necessary general company administrative requirements.
Abide by all statutory requirements.
Read and adhere to all company policies including (but not limited to) those relating to HR and health and safety.
Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Purchasing Supervisor or Sales and Operations Planning Manager.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and attributes

·         Recognised qualification in purchasing ideally CIPS Level 3 or above or equivalent

·         Demonstrable experience of undertaking procurement derived from a software-based MRP system.
·         Manufacturing/FMCG background
·         Experience of implanting cost savings in a manufacturing-based purchasing role.



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