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Engineering Buyer - Temp role

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    pro rata, amount dependant on experience

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    Louise Shorrock

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    01606 212020

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    20 days ago

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Engineering Buyer
Engineering/Manufacturing Industry
Temp role covering maternity leave 
Full or part time hours
£25k-£35k pro rata
Flexi hours and working from home 
Wrexham/Chester area

Delve are currently working with an innovative machine build company, part of a larger global group, who are looking for a Senior Buyer with engineering buying experience to join their small Purchasing team to cover a temporary maternity leave.
*Please note this job is only suitable as a temporary post, either full time or part time hours. 
The Role
Reporting into the Purchasing Manager, you will be part of a small team responsible for purchasing mechanical and electronic parts i.e. fabricated and CNC mechanical parts. They are taking a more proactive approach so you will be getting involved in more of a strategic focus with their supplier base.   
Daily duties:
  • Show initiative in defining a need for the business, sourcing, quoting and leading negotiations in line with company demand
  • Be able to influence decision making with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Be the point of contact between suppliers and internal customers
  • Working closely with internal stakeholders and the Purchasing Manager to understand the business requirements and help to translate into a sourcing strategy
  • Lead the sourcing of fabricated and CNC mechanical parts
  • Resolving urgent component shortages
  • Running MRP on a regular and timely basis
  • Negotiating with suppliers to achieve cost reduction targets
  • Resolving all invoice queries
  • Ensuring all part records are kept up to date with latest prices / volume discounts etc
  • Resolving any delivery discrepancies promptly and working with suppliers to minimise future discrepancies
Qualifications and Skills
  • Experience working within a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • CIPS qualified or working towards a strong preference 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Competent with MS Word and Excel
  • Desire to gain more responsibility, not be afraid to get involved
  • Must have a great, proactive attitude and personality
  • Willing to learn and develop
What you will get in return
You will receive a salary of up to circa £35k pro rata dependant on experience along with their company package including death in service x 4, 25 days holidays + bank holidays, company pension up to employee 6% contribution, company sick pay after 3 months.

They also have true flexible working hours with core hours 10am-3pm and they have adapted working from home up to 2 days a week beyond the covid regulations. They have a great, clean working environment and friendly team, this is a great opportunity to join a great business!  

If this seems like the ideal opportunity for you, please don’t hesitate to apply.