• Full Time
  • Norwich
  • Market related USD / Year
  • Market related

Technique Recruitment Solutions

Buyer – Technical Procurement
Excellent benefits package to include profit share scheme
Central location with free parking
Our client are a leading global machinery manufacturer based in Norwich. Due to continued success they have an opportunity for a Technical Buyer to join their growing Supply Chain department.

The company has an outstanding reputation within their market and as well as a competitive salary the company offer an excellent benefits package

The ideal candidate will hold a recognised qualification within purchasing or equivalent and experience of undertaking procurement derived from a software based MRP system.  Manufacturing/FMCG background is desirable.

Key accountabilities

The Buyer is accountable for efficiently and effectively managing procurement activities for goods and services that support the day-to-day operational needs of the organization.

This role demands a strategic approach to sourcing and purchasing, ensuring the best possible terms of price, quality, and delivery are achieved.

The Buyer is expected to demonstrate a proactive approach, strong
negotiation skills, and a detail-oriented mindset. Accountability includes meeting performance targets related to cost savings, supplier performance, and procurement efficiency, contributing to the overall profitability and operational success of the organization.

Key duties and responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Buyer shall include; but not be limited to, the following:
• Raise and manage purchase orders generated on the businesses ERP system in compliance with the ISO9001:2015, Purchasing Procedures and department Current best Practice Guides, ensuring transactional accuracy and demand fulfilment.
• Review MRP signals to determine purchase demands, applying best judgement in alignment with the businesses purchasing and stocking policy.
• Manage supplier performance through formal business reviews and daily communications, ensuring that they continue to provide a high service levels.
• Communicate to suppliers their respective performances in the designated key areas and redress any consequential issues that may arise.
• Negotiate price and delivery for set lines or packages in alignment with the strategic company direction 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  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.


Technique Recruitment Solutions are a specialist manufacturing recruitment company based in Norwich



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