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  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

  • Sectors:

    Purchasing & Supply Chain

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Abigail Booth

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Job page.job details.consultant:

    Abigail Booth



30k - 40k

Chester / Wrexham / Crewe / Ellesmere Port / Manchester

The Role:

As a tactical Buyer you will be responsible for a spend of c£5m and will work alongside a team of Buyers, reporting in to the Purchasing Manager. This role does not have any direct reports. Also involved:

  • Management of purchase requisitions for timely placement of purchase orders and sub-contract orders for suppliers

  • Quality instructions are adhered to internally and to suppliers

  • Coordinate delivery status, communicate internally and manage supplier recovery

  • Effectively build and manage relationships and in line with category strategies

  • Co-ordinate delivery status

  • Manage import of goods with detailed management of ITAR and related reg requirements

  • Risk management

  • Manage supplier delivery performance and associated metrics

  • Hold regular supplier business reviews.

  • Negotiate best cost and payment terms.

  • Support supplier selection and assessment process

  • Invoice query resolution

  • Work with Contract Manager to implement long term agreements

The Person:
Based in the Gloucester area, the Buyer will need the following experience:


  • Background in machining, Automotive or Aerospace

  • Ideally 2-5 years' experience in Buyer position

  • Used to a high pressured environment

  • A track record of supplier management

  • Assertive and proactive attitude

  • Able to use own initiative

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to develop methodologies for collecting and analyzing data


  • Degree educated

  • ERP: Syteline

The Business:

The successful candidate will be joining a global organisation. This company have a fantastic track record for developing and investing in their people, facilities and systems. The business will support your personal development.

The Package:

  • £30,000 - £35,000

  • Days

If you are interested please apply online.

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