Buyer (Littlehampton) - Ford & Stanley

Buyer (Littlehampton)

£28,000 - £33,000

Are you a developing Buyer looking for the next step in your career working for a reputable company whose philosophy is to provide total customer satisfaction?

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are looking for an ambitious individual to join a leading manufacturing business and play a significant part in the departments and wider organisational growth.

The Opportunity

This opportunity has arisen due to company success and expansion. This role will allow someone to have a good, wide range of responsibilities including sourcing of new and existing products, working closely with internal stakeholders and the supply base. You will work both direct and indirect suppliers across a range of commodities. This role will involve travelling internationally as you will be required to source from China & India.

Location(s): Littlehampton with frequent international travel.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Dealing with new products & services and issuing quotes
  • Negotiate with suppliers to meet quality, delivery and cost objectives
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers
  • Establish and maintain supplier base in India & Europe in conformance with guidance from Management
  • Handle requests for information, quotations, proposals and bidding processes
  • Identify opportunities and implement actions to achieve efficiencies
  • Establish and maintain rapport with all levels of supplier personnel and internal customers
  • Work in a team to guarantee supply

The Candidate

The successful applicant will have experience in dealing with MRP/ERP systems, with a strong background in a similar role. It is ideal if you have purchasing experience within an engineering and manufacturing environment. You must also have a great understanding of engineering drawings, material specifications and bill of materials.


  • MCIPS qualified or working towards
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of MRP systems
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel and Word


Experience of working in an engineering/manufacturing environment.

Closing Date: 11th June 2018

Likely Job Titles: Supply chain, Buyer, Procurement

£25,000 - £35,000

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