Buyer (20819) Chard, England


Salary: Up to £37,000 (Dependant on experience)

Hours: 37.5h. 08:00 – 17.00, Monday to Thursday. 08:00 – 12:30, Friday


Job Description:

  • Accountable for delivering a Procurement service that supports the needs of the business including but not limited to; purchasing performance for a commodity / project, working capital & delivery management, contractual obligation adherence, product cost and indirect cost savings
  • Manage and measure external Supplier / Supply Chain performance escalating any risks and taking relevant actions to protect the company against unfavourable market trends
  • Deliver the Procurement budget by achieving cost reductions; input to tenders and support the tender review process ensuring any risks to product costs are quantified and communicated to stakeholders
  • Define, support and lead local commodity strategy
  • Accountable for the delivery of internal Procurement KPIs and maintaining accurate procurement data within the Company ERP system, eg: actioning exception messages, updating lead times etc

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year working as a buyer
  • Qualified or studying towards CIPs
  • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
  • Be able to demonstrate cost savings achieved
  • Be able to demonstrate contribution to sourcing decisions and inventory reduction
  • Knowledge of end-to-end supply chain and business processes
  • Knowledge of manufacturing cycle and procurement interfaces
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint


Salary: Up to £37,000 (Dependant on experience)

Hours: 37.5h. 08:00 – 17.00, Monday to Thursday. 08:00 – 12:30, Friday

Benefits: 27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays, Life Assurance, incentive schemes and Benefits Hub.


Suitable candidates should apply immediately by calling our Managing Consultant for this vacancy –Ella Evans on 01275 371981 or by sending your CV directly to her at

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Hunter Selection is an employment consultancy and currently has permanent vacancies for Engineering and Manufacturing professionals throughout the South West & South East of England. If you are looking for work in this area, we may be able to assist you. Contact us directly on 01275 371981 and discuss your requirements with one of our dedicated consultants.