Technical Buyer

Location Sheffield
Job Type Permanent
Salary £32000 - 38000 per year 25 Days Holiday, WFH, Pension, Healthcare, DIS x4
Contact Kristi Meechan
Call 07894 235 620
Reference KMTechBuyer

Technical Buyer

Working from home – Commutable to Sheffield

£32,000 - £38,000per annum + 25 Days Holiday + Stats + WFH + Flexible Working Policy + Company Pension + Healthcare + DIS x4

The Company

Our client is a very well-established engineering manufacturing company. With the UK arm of the business generating up to £78million in annual sales and boasting an almost 400 strong work force, they have an enviable client base and provide a superior quality service.

As they continue to grow, there is a new requirement for a Technical Buyer to join this highly skilled team. Working from home, you’ll be centrally placed to manage and maintain effective and productive supplier relationships to ensure timely and cost-effective material availability that will allow the company and business units to achieve their goals and objectives.

The Role

Essentially, the key function of this role is to grow and maintain connections with suppliers within the casting’s commodity group. You will work somewhat autonomously, reviewing engineering drawings for castings, ensuring suppliers can meet required specifications and if not, going further afield to pursue suppliers that can provide the required cost/quality and lead times of parts.

Day to day of the role:

  • Check with SAP for weekly demand plan
  • Using technical drawings to issue RFQ’s to supplier
  • Selecting correct supplier based upon requirements and supplier capabilities/capacity
  • Negotiating improved processes and prices with suppliers
  • Researching new potential suppliers and putting a case to Purchasing Manager
  • Expediting and managing casting lead times
  • Inventory management for the manufacturing facilities and service centres around the UK
  • Assist in the buying in additional categories including seals/gaskets or fasteners

The Person

To be successful in the role of Technical Buyer, you will:

  • Have experience working within a foundry/castings environment with the ability to read engineering/casting/foundry drawings (this is crucial for the role)
  • Have commercial experience either as a Buyer/Category Buyer/Sales/Planner or Projects
  • Have previous experience in negotiation would be highly beneficial
  • Be able to self-manage and work under own pressure
  • Be results driven and work autonomously

The Benefits

The benefits on offer with the role of Technical Buyer are:

  • £32,000 – 38,000 per annum
  • Working from home – travel to site once a month
  • Flexi hours
  • 25 Days holiday + stats
  • Company Pension
  • Healthcare
  • DIS x4

ATA is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation

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