Engineering Buyer job in Southampton


To meet our strategic growth plans and to strengthen our Purchasing Team we are looking for an additional full time Buyer to join our team

Job Description and Key Responsibilities

This is a busy and challenging position that requires a confident and enthusiastic team player to facilitate purchasing across multiple projects.  The purchasing team work closely with the engineering design teams, the build team and senior management to ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget; your duties will include:

  • Importing of BOMs and management of BOM Updates and Engineering Change Requests to ensure that purchasing is in-line with latest project revisions
  • Identification and reconciliation of procurement requirements for projects from BOMs
  • Preparation of requests for quotation (RFQs)
  • Review of quotations and issue of purchase orders along with engineering drawings and product specifications
  • Purchasing of mechanical (both bought-in and out-sourced), electrical and pneumatic components
  • Progressing of purchase orders to ensure purchasing schedules meet project requirements
  • Responsibility for goods-in, product returns, quality issues and stock control

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

You will be a key player in ensuring that project schedules are met, and therefore we are looking for somebody with a can-do attitude who is calm under pressure with a clear understanding of the timescale pressures that are frequently placed on Engineering Project Teams. You will have several years previous experience in a purchasing role, ideally in an engineering or technical manufacturing business or a project driven environment and will be educated to at least A Level, preferably higher. You will also need to demonstrate the following key skills and attributes:

  • Proven experience of working with Engineering BOMs
  • Experience in Electro/Mechanical procurement
  • High level of competency with MRP/ERP systems along with excellent working knowledge of MS Office. Previous experience of Factory Master would be a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise own workload to meet business needs
  • Confident verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to question and ‘think out of the box’

Salary and Benefits

Competitive Salary depending on previous experience
Annual Profit Related Bonus Scheme
Pension and Life Cover
25 Days Holiday
Free on-site parking
Early finish on Fridays

How to apply

Apply for this Engineering Buyer role now by sending your CV and covering letter explaining why you believe you are suitable for this role to

Please note, due to the volume of applications we are unable to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing Date: 30th November 2018

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Engineering Buyer looking for a role in a growing company.

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