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Job Title:

Buyer -10556

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Job Salary:

Up to £35K pa

Job Type: Permanent

Our Client based on the outskirts of Dartford is seeking an experienced Buyer (manufacturing background desirable)


Salary:            up to £35,000 pa

Hours|:           Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, 1pm finish on Friday - flexi time available

                        Some hybrid working may be available after training

Benefits:        20 days leave rising to 25 with service, co pension scheme, death in service



Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets.
  • Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations.
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities.
  • Work closely with others in the Supply Chain department and review opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications.
  • Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation.
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance.

Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues.


Key Skills & Experience:

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within a manufacturing environment.
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering/manufacturing drawings.
  • An understanding of automotive processes and components would be advantageous.
  • Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/abilities.


The Role:

  • purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company’s operational needs are met
  • consider price, quality and delivery to ensure continuity of supply
  • Assist in seeking out new suppliers, building upon relationships with existing suppliers and leading cost negotiations

To apply, please email apply@reactrecruitment.co.uk

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