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Technical Buyer

Published 18 October 2023
£35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Job Starts: 18th October 2023

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Buyer

Are you a skilled professional with a passion for procurement and a background in engineering or manufacturing? If so, we're looking for you! We're seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Technical Buyer to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who possesses a strong understanding of technical drawings and a deep knowledge of the procurement process.

Absolutely, here are the key responsibilities broken down into bullet points:

Key Responsibilities:

- Identify, source, and procure technical materials and components essential for engineering and manufacturing projects, ensuring timely delivery and maintaining quality standards.

- Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiate contracts, monitor supplier performance, and seek opportunities for cost savings and process improvement.

- Interpret and analyse technical drawings, specifications, and product requirements, collaborating with engineering teams to ensure materials meet project needs.

- Conduct thorough cost analysis and risk assessment to make informed purchasing decisions, working to optimise costs and improve overall procurement efficiency.

- Manage inventory levels to ensure sufficient stock while minimising excess inventory, implementing inventory control strategies.

- Ensure that procured materials and components meet quality standards, implementing and maintaining quality control processes.

- Stay updated on market trends, new technologies, and industry developments and apply this knowledge to make informed procurement decisions.


- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, or related field preferred but not essential.

- Proven experience in procurement and supply chain management with a focus on technical materials.

- Strong understanding of technical drawings, specifications, and product requirements.

- Negotiation skills and the ability to build strong relationships with suppliers.

- Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.

- Proficiency in a range of procurement software and tools.

- Knowledge of cost analysis and inventory management principles.

- Exceptional communication and teamwork skills.

- Attention to detail and a commitment to quality.

If you are a motivated individual with a passion for procurement, a background in engineering or manufacturing, and a strong understanding of technical drawings, we would love to hear from you.

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