Job Ref: 55154
Sectors: Technology, Engineering
Date Added: 28 November 2017
  • Bath, Somerset, England, UK
  • £25,000 - £32,000 per Annum
  • Ben Hastings
  • 01329 227000

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Carbon60 are currently recruiting for a Buyer to work for a large engineering business based in the Bristol/Bath area. The Buyer will work closely with the Purchasing and Materials team and will be responsible for ensuring material is ordered to meet business demands.

The ideal candidate will come from an engineering, manufacturing or production background or previous company and will be based within a commutable distance from Bristol/Bath.


  • Use the MRP system to ensure material is ordered in line with customer demands
  • Expedite and progress purchase orders placed with the suppliers.
  • Ensure materials are available to meet production, spares and other customer requirements.
  • To ensure correct inventory levels are maintained
  • Negotiate cost reductions where applicable
  • Maintain the kanban system and its operation

Ideal Experience:

  • Ideally a background in a manufacturing / production / engineering environment
  • A good understanding and working knowledge of MRP systems
  • Ability to demonstrate good working relationships with other departments
  • Experience in Inventory control and inventory reduction
  • Experience working with overseas suppliers

Key Focus Areas:

  • Improve the on-time delivery of the suppliers, making material available for production requirements.
  • Reduce supplier lead times and inventory levels
  • Liaise with Quality and Purchasing Departments to improve supplier quality.
  • Liaise with Production Department on potential material supply problems and shortages
  • Identify cost savings where possible as well as any supply problems and supply risks

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Buyer, with future opportunities for progression and career development. For more information, please contact Ben Hastings at Carbon60. 01329 227 002.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.