Engineering Buyer

DATS is recruiting for an Engineering Buyer to join a manufacturing company that specialise in bespoke components for pharmaceutical machinery, based in Liverpool.

Role: Engineering Buyer
Position Type:  Permanent
Location: Liverpool
Industry: Manufacturing
Reference: HQ6862
Date Posted: 09/11/2018

What does the job involve?

  • Management of key suppliers taking consideration for the capacity and capabilities of key suppliers, monitoring quality and cost performance and negotiating and delivering continuous improvement terms in contracts
  • Negotiating, agreeing and putting in place contracts with strategic suppliers
  • Taking responsibility for the sourcing, purchasing and delivery of materials and components
  • Communicating with internal customers and engineers on various engineering requirements
  • Strategic buying to minimise stock and maximise inventory turns
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve procurement efficiency
  • Overall management of procured stock and the stock take process

What skills and experience do you need?

  • Two years’ experience of working as a buyer in a manufacturing or engineering related environment.
    Good experience in purchasing bespoke manufactured components.
  • The ability to read engineering drawings and question the engineering team were necessary.
  • Ability to develop and implement processes to drive a procurement function forward
  • 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.
  • Formal qualification Engineering (HNC/ HND/ Degree) or have the equivalent work experience with transferable skills
  • Ideally CIPs qualified or in the process of working towards it.

What are the pay and benefits?


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