Buyer - Ford & Stanley


£30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Are you an experienced Buyer looking for that next step in your career?

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are looking for an ambitious individual to join a leading engineering 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.

Location(s): Birmingham

Role and Responsibilities

  • Dealing with new products & services and issuing quotes
  • Deal with bid exercises in order to test pricing and sourcing strategies
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers
  • Regular reviews with the suppliers
  • Raising purchase orders
  • Initial delivery schedules in line with project requirements
  • Manage the budgets for material projects
  • Manage all commercial implications of supplier generated technical queries
  • Carry out supplier risk assessments and source change

The Candidate

The successful applicant will be MCIPS qualified with a strong background in a similar role. It is essential that you have extensive 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
  • Experience of working in an engineering/manufacturing environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel and Word
£25,000 - £35,000

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