Technical Buyer

  • Reference IP28159-RA-DT
  • Salary £35,000 - £40,000
  • Location Bedford
  • Job type Permanent

Technical Buyer - £40K - Bedford

A well established manufacturer in Bedford is looking for a highly experienced Buyer to join their successful purchasing team.


• Working closely with engineering staff to procure components and related parts based on MRP Buying List to meet production due dates.
• Negotiations on price and supply contracts
• Optimisation of purchasing in terms of cost saving opportunities
• Support pre-sales activity with estimated cost and delivery timescales
• Develop professional relationships with suppliers to continuously improve costs and supply continuity.
• Manage supplier deviations in respect to delivery and quality
• Identify new sourcing relationships to deliver enhanced business performance, stability and in support of business growth plans.

Required Skills & Experience

• Technical/manufacturing background with an understanding of BoMs, Material Specifications and experience of reading and interpreting technical drawings.
• Well versed in traditional and modern Manufacturing processes
• Strong negotiating skills
• Commercial astute with familiarity of contract law
• Must have experience in MRP/ERP Systems and demand-based procurement.


• CIPS (or Equivalent) qualified candidates preferred but not essential

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