• Job Reference: N6030-521S
  • Date Posted: 13 July 2017
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Executive Positions, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sue Allen
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description



Our client is looking for a Buyer to join their team. As Buyer you would ensure the effective procurement of materials, components, major work packages and services whilst coordinating the procurement activities for designated vendors within a commodity group. This role is based in Wimborne, Dorset.


As a Buyer you will be working in our client’s high technology facility in Wimborne, the role will require drive and determination along with the ability to implement positive change. Our client will assist with recognised training and development and offer career potential for the right individual. You will be working on World leading products and be responsible for the buying activity for specific commodities, for on time delivery and Material Price Variance associated with inbound supply of goods/services.


As a Buyer your key skills and qualifications will include:

Experience working in a supply chain organisation

Previous experience as a Buyer within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace)

Bachelor degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field

Experience in influencing and or negotiating

Supplier Relationship management

Technical knowledge of commodities being managed

Able to work to financial and time sensitive constraints


As a Buyer your key responsibilities will include:

Ensure all Purchase Orders are acknowledged by the vendor base

Action MRP exception messages, schedule ins/out and cancellations in a timely manner

Review and manage the open Purchase Order book MRP to ensure component/service deliveries are delivered in line with requirements

Ensure latest projected dates of supply dates from vendors are maintained accurately on the ERP system to ensure production lines of balance are accurate

Manage the communication embodiment of change making amendments to requirements, schedule and price as required

Data owner for all supply master data and procurement elements of plan for each part

Monitor delivery status of scheduled receipts to ensure on time delivery to need.

Monitor, evaluate and report on the performance of suppliers,

Ensure timely disposition and return of any non-conforming supplier material ensuring rapid replenishment to support production need.

Manage day to day procurement activities including internal and vendor communications; negotiating schedule and delivery changes with vendors; negotiating price changes with vendors


You will be a team player with excellent communications skills and the ability to influence both internal and external stakeholders to achieve the best results.  Initiative, drive and problem solving capabilities are key characteristics needed for this role.



Location:  Wimborne, Dorset

Salary:  Negotiable