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£28000 - £33000 per annum

Job Ref: 32531

Automation and Robotics

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Junior Buyer

Position: Junior Buyer

Location: Huntingdon

Salary: £28,000 – £33,000

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Junior Buyer who wants to work for a growing business, with lots of opportunity to progress and grow your career. As the Junior Buyer you will work with your colleagues to put into place processes and procedures and help define the role of the buying position within your team. You will manage supplier quality checks, lead times, cost control, and source new suppliers.

Key responsibilities for the Junior Buyer vacancy:

  • Take ownership of the buying function
  • Procuring stock in line with forecast sales and agreed lead times.
  • Liaise with internal departments to source/select suppliers depending on engineering requirements.
  • Chase suppliers to ensure timely delivery.
  • Conduct supplier audits.
  • Source new suppliers where necessary and review PSL annually or as agreed.
  • Update orders on ERP/Internal System and use reporting data to assist in the decision making.
  • Set up supplier agreements (previous experience of this will be required)
  • Negotiate costs with suppliers and build strong working relationships.
  • Purchase items such as electrical, mechanical and subcontract engineering, casting/forged parts, machined parts, source suppliers for semi-finished goods, coatings/finishing.

The suitable candidate for the Junior Buyer vacancy will need to possess the following experience:

  • You should have worked as a Junior Buyer or Purchasing Assistant and will have demonstrable experience with supplier negotiation and relationship management.
  • Strong commercial awareness and understanding of consumer behaviour.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Excel
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • An energy and passion and always aim to strive for perfection.
  • Industry experience from manufacturing, technical engineering, automotive, aerospace industry sectors (other sectors considered too).

If you have the required experience for this Junior Buyer vacancy, please click on the link to apply.

Cartisian Technical Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency sourcing engineers for Automation, Software and Electronics, Automotive, General Engineering & Manufacturing sectors.

UK office: Central Boulevard, Blythe Valley Business Park, Solihull, UK.