Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swansea, Wales
Industry: Administration and Office Support
Reference: HQ00008745_1653572102
Contact Name: Michaela Bennett
Contact Email:
Job Published: 26 May 2022
Job Description

Are you a confident negotiator looking for a new challenge?

My client is looking to appoint a Buyer to their Purchasing department. Reporting directly to the Head of Purchasing, you will play a key role in supporting the UK purchasing team whilst working closely with operations, technical, finance and HR.

This role is permanent and full-time with a salary of £42,000-£45,000. Hours of work 08:30 16:30.

Your role will involve:

  • Identify pipeline savings of 2% per quarter
  • Manage purchasing spend
  • Actively seek new sources of supply to meet existing and future purchases
  • Negotiate binding contract and review supplier terms and conditions
  • Process purchase orders and assist with stores to expedite when required
  • Carry out commercial audits of potential vendors
  • Identify areas of non-value-added activity and suggest changes
  • Deputise for the departmental manager as required

To be successful in this role:

  • Demonstrate experience of working in an aerospace/engineering/manufacturing environment in a similar role
  • Have understanding of technical design and drawings
  • Able to generate formal tender documents and contracts
  • Experience with global/European sourcing
  • Proven experience with confident and successful negotiation
  • Have a professional outlook
  • Act with integrity at all times
  • Interpret, explain and offer solutions to complex commercial issues
  • Self-managing with the ability to work on own initiative


  • Degree Ideally in a related subject
  • CIPS


  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Healthcare and dental cover
  • Pension
  • Holidays - 26 days per year plus bank holidays

If you're interested, please get in touch.

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