An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a family run automotive engineering company in Stoke on Trent as a full-time Buyer to support the team with the purchasing of materials and the dispatch of automotive test interface equipment worldwide.


The role offers a competitive salary up to £30,000 per annum based on experience. Along with 33 days annual leave including bank holidays, you will receive a workplace pension and ongoing training opportunities for the right candidate.


As the Buyer your tasks will include:


  • Sourcing and purchasing goods and materials through preferred suppliers.
  • Checking stock availability, negotiating prices to maximise profits and agreeing lead times.
  • Providing procurement support for multiple projects, adhering to agreed timescales in line with customer requirements.
  • Accurately expediting orders and managing stock levels in the stores, providing reports when required.
  • Managing goods coming in, chasing outstanding or late materials with suppliers.
  • Managing the dispatch of goods and dealing with the relevant external freight forwarding company (Fedex, DHL).
  • Liaising with external accountants for purchase ledger associated tasks.


The Buyer will have the following skills and experience:


  • Effective communicator with good negotiation skills and an excellent telephone manner.
  • Confident problem solver with a meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (including Excel).
  • Familiarity with Health, Safety and Environment procedures to ensure safety at work.
  • Previous experience in purchasing or buying role would be a distinct advantage, as would experience of Kanban systems in manufacturing for purchasing.


You will be working 39 hours per week between 8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8.00am – 3.30pm on Friday, with half an hour for lunch.


Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references.


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