Technical Buyer

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Technical Buyer to work for our client who is based near Fareham.  This is a busy role that will require someone with a background in buying / procurement / purchasing.  It will require communicating with international suppliers as well as internal departments.  You will be responsible for the operational procurement of a wide range of production commodities.  Taking a proactive approach to problem solving will be essential. 


This company are a global organisation who specialise in engineering and technical products, they offer lots of opportunities to build a great career. 


The Role         

Working as a member of the procurement team, this is very much a busy Technical Buyer role.  You must be capable of building strong relationships and must enjoy problem solving.  Your duties will include:

  • Ensure optimal delivery of supplier materials
  • Working closely with other teams within the Supply Chain
  • Negotiate with suppliers and build strong working relationships
  • Ensuring that internal targets and deadlines are met
  • Managing the commodity DSA
  • Conduct ongoing supplier risk assessments and audits
  • Ensuring that procurement activity conforms to best practise principles


The Ideal Candidate

In order to be considered for this role you must have previous buying / procurement / purchasing experience ideally in a manufacturing/engineering environment or similar.  You will need to be keen to progress in your career and demonstrate leadership capabilities.  You would ideally be from an engineering/technical background as will need to understand technical products and materials.  A CIPS qualification is highly desirable but not essential. 


Additional Information

This company offer free parking. 

There is some flexibility on working hours.