Buyer – Raw Materials

DATS is recruiting for an experienced Buyer to join a growing company based in Blackpool, Northwest.

Role: Buyer – Raw Materials
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: £30,000 per hour DOE
Location: Blackpool
Industry: Automotive
Reference: HQ06883
Date Posted: 22/11/2018

What does the job involve?

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join a large and growing company in the Blackpool area as a Raw Materials Buyer. This company operates largely within the automotive industry. Your role will include sourcing of new raw material, communicating with suppliers and ensuring that schedules are accurate and dispatch plans have been aligned.

  • Generating requests for quotations.
  • Developing and coordinating activities though all departments.
  • Negotiating.
  • Sourcing new material suppliers.
  • Ensuring schedules are accurate and controlled with suppliers on a weekly basis.
  • Dealing with queries on pricing and shortage issues.
  • Contributing to applicable production meetings and contract review meetings

What skills and experience do you need?

  • Previous buying/purchasing experience.
  • Ability to generate requests for quotations and be able understand margins.
  • Be able to build good relationships both internally and externally.
  • Experience of driving both new and existing accounts.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of purchasing tools and techniques.
  • Ability to interact with both suppliers and departments with confidence and a collaborative approach to working with colleagues.
  • Good organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise between various competing tasks.
  • Understands the necessity and can meet deadlines

What are the pay and benefits?

  • Free onsite parking
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday.
  • Progression opportunities


DATS is an equal opportunities employer that promotes and celebrates diversity in the workplace.

If you feel this opportunity could be a fit for your skills and experience, please reply to this advert and one of our Consultants will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. Recruitment processes with our Clients usually move quickly and successful applicants will advance to interview stage promptly. Regrettably, only applicants who demonstrate the required experience outlined in the advert will be contacted.

If successful, candidates will need to prove eligibility and legal entitlement to work in the UK