Temporary Buyer

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Buyer to work for our client who is based between Southampton and Portsmouth.  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. 


This role is initially an ongoing temporary assignment, however the company have a large purchasing function and there will be long term opportunities for the right candidates.  


The Role         

Working as a member of the procurement team, this is very much a busy 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.


Due to the high volume of anticipated applications we are unable to respond to individual applications.  If you do not hear from us within 3 working days of that date please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.