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Buyer - Fixed Term Contract

  • Location

    Burnley, Lancashire

  • Sectors:

    Purchasing & Supply Chain

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Daniel Petrie

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Buyer (Temp2perm 12 Month Contract)

Engineering & Manufacturing


Initial 12 month contract placement with a view to going full-time following the initial 12 month period


The role will require you to purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.


  • 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

  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities

  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities

  • Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements

  • 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

  • Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules

  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications

  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships

  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance

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


Based out of the Burnley site the ideal Buyer will have the experience or skills in the following;

  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, ONC, A Levels, City & Guilds Level 3, BTec National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma or equivalent NVQ level 3 qualification

  • Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment

  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown

  • Experience of working closely with suppliers

  • Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements

  • An understanding of automotive processes and component would be advantageous

  • Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/abilities


This business critical project for our customer, success in this assignment could lead to further contract opportunities later