Project Buyer

Project Buyer
Southampton, Hampshire
12 month Fixed Term Contract
£28-32k + Benefits Package

We are looking for a Project Buyer to be responsible for purchasing, supplier management (Quality, Delivery & Cost), Sourcing of new suppliers and management of the continuity of supply of material into the company.

This would suit a Buyer who has worked in an engineering or manufacturing environment and ideally has CIPS Level 4 qualifications. You should be proactive, commercially savvy, quietly confident and a strong negotiator.  Experience of using an MRP system would be useful.  

We are not looking for a purchasing administrator or someone to process purchase orders, but rather a Project Buyer who can make things happen!

This position is for 12 months, and you will be employed by the client to cover maternity leave.

If you have the following skills and experience please apply:

Excellent Communication skills – ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Confident, engaging and assertive. 

A good listener with the ability to influence

A good command of written English

CIPS (level 4) qualified or equivalent experience

Experience of production buying and supplier sourcing

Negotiation and Contract drafting experience desirable

Experience and understanding of ERP and planning systems desirable

Competency on MS applications (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)

Experience in commodities (Machinery / Fabrication / Metal)

Experience in Electronics / PCBA / Components is preferred.


Benefits Package:

Company Pension Scheme

Life Assurance

Health Insurance

Cycle to Work Scheme

Childcare Vouchers

27 days holidays per year plus bank holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Free parking on site


This company works a 4.5 day week

If you would like to apply for this opportunity please send me your CV in MS Word format or call me for an informal discussion. 

We will never send your CV to our clients without consulting with you first.

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Vacancy Details

Posted: 31/01/2018

Ref No: DW3882

Job Type: Contract

Contract Length: 52 weeks

Location: Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Salary: £28000.00 - 32000.00 per annum

Contact: David Watts

Call us on: +44 (0)1329 828 007