Due to expansion, Thermoteknix is now looking to recruit a Buyer. The successful candidate will be an excellent negotiator, responsible for actively managing the components and sub-contractor purchasing element of the business.  This will include a top-heavy element of supplier chasing and achieving competitive pricing and deliveries.

Work Profile

  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director
  • Developing supplier relationships and managing key suppliers taking consideration for the capacity of key suppliers, monitoring quality and cost performance and negotiating and delivering continuous improvement
  • Reviewing the marketplace to determine potential alternative products/suppliers
  • Assessing and evaluating suppliers and contributing to performance reviews to ensure contract and quality compliance
  • Preparing and raising purchase orders and order schedules
  • Working alongside the production manager to ensure stock levels are maintained in line with forecasts and long lead time items.
  • Identifying solutions to resolve supply issues with the planning team

Skills and Experience
The ideal person will be a buyer or purchaser from an engineering/manufacturing or production environment and have previous experience of working within a procurement role and working closely with suppliers.

  • Familiar with modern planning and purchasing techniques
  • The ability to read technical drawings
  • Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Computer literate with strong IT skills including SAGE and Excel
  • Minimum three years’ experience within procurement
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Based within 1 hour commute of Cambridge UK (or willing to re-locate to the same)

For more information, please email:
Louise Barton
Office Manager, Thermoteknix Systems Ltd

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