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18 Feb 2018

Full-TimeExperienced Buyer – Exeter

Astra Recruitment – Posted by Astra Recruitment Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


We are an innovative and rapidly-growing cleantech engineering firm based in Exeter – and we design and manufacture electrical products that are smaller, lighter, more efficient and cheaper than comparable incumbent designs. We are now rapidly gaining a name in our industry not just for the performance of our products but also for the ‘can do’ attitude we bring to our customers’ requirements.

We now seek to further grow our capabilities and reputation in our sector by recruiting an experienced and astute Buyer. The post holder will support the growing business in ensuring that we continue to maintain the highest standards in all that we buy, make and sell. This will include identifying and negotiating with suppliers who can achieve the right balance of quality, cost and timeliness to keep our operations running. Once our supplies are secured it will be necessary to ensure they reach us when we need them and that they are properly managed once we get them.

Overall responsibility and accountability for all logistics operations including managing the purchasing of requested stock items, services and indirect purchases.  Seek and partner with reliable suppliers and carriers; personally manage relationships and negotiations with key elements of the supply chain.  Work closely with colleagues and supply chain partners to source new and alternative components.  Minimise the environmental impact of the business and supply chain.  Post holder will also occasionally be required to cover stores and shipping requirements.
Qualifications, skills and experience

Appropriate qualification in logistics, purchasing, or similarKnowledge of Sage 200 desirableExperience with MRP desirableExperience within engineering / manufacturing environments desirableProven ability to negotiate at all levelsKnowledge of relevant technical regulations and legislationKnowledge of lean techniques advantageous
Personal characteristics
Commercial awareness

Attention to detailInitiativeExcellent customer relations skillsPowers of communication

Sense of humour

Salary & Benefits
Competitive SalaryParticipation in employee bonus schemeOutstanding quality of life


Job Categories: Purchasing / Buying. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: buying, engineering, exeter, experienced buyer, and jobs in devon. Salaries: Competitive Salary.

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