Operational Buyer

  • Job Reference: 396337928-2
  • Date Posted: 13 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Busy Bee Recruitment
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Sector: NVQ Assessor - Lecturer, Receptionist - Front of House, Salon Manager
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Working on behalf of a global organisation we are recruiting an operational buyer to join the team, managing budgets of up to £8million during the year. This is a position of responsibility sourcing and negotiating contracts for a parts list that expands over 5000. You will be a driven person and someone who would see themselves progressing in the future within the organisation. Over time you will be able and expected to attend site and supplier audits.

Start Date: ASAP
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hours: Core office hours 9am - 4pm Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Circa £35,000 + 10% of salary
Benefits: 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Private Health insurance, Cycle to work Scheme Cambridge Science Park Benefits: Table Tennis in the park, Park Life events programme, wellbeing events, dining rooms and lunch facilities at The Bradfield Centre & Trinity Centre, discount at cycle shops around Cambridge, 10% discount on Train Season tickets, 20% off Hugge Mattresses, 10% of Douce Hairdressing, on site nursery, Revolution Health & Fitness centre, Hairdresser & Beauty Salon on Thursdays, foodPark, Osteopathy, Cash machine


- Buying of high value low volume and low value, high volume items
- Auditing of suppliers for the agreed masters list
- Onboarding of suppliers
- Ensuring that best value at all times surrounding Price, Quality and Capability
- Maintain KPI's for supplier evaluation
- Produce stock reports for consignment stock suppliers
- Dealing with rejects damaged deliverables
- Use of SAP daily to process and create purchase orders
- Establish and agree schedules with suppliers
- Ensuring that approved suppliers are used
- Advising on internal procurement issues
- Maintain material masters' records
- Maintain adequate stock levels of materials
- Working closely with production to ensure stock holding meets and agreed safety stock levels

Skills and Experience:

- Experience using SAP is desirable but not essential
- Operational buying experience, within a manufacturing or engineering environment
- Able to use MSOffice to an intermediate level - including Excel
- Excellent communication skills
- Exceptional organisational skills

If you have not received a response within 3-5 working days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Busy Bee Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency for this Permanent vacancy