Job Overview

JOB TITLE:       Buyer  

LOCATION:     Trafford Park, Manchester    

SALARY:          £35K – £45K

BENEFITS:       Bonus Scheme, Health insurance, 25 days holiday (excluding statutory holidays), subsidised canteen

Buyer – COMPANY:   

Our client is a leading global manufacturer in specialised, high-performance non-metallic composite engineering materials and components, supplying a broad cross-section of industrial applications throughout the world.

Reporting to the Purchasing & Commercial Director, they are currently seeking a high-calibre, Buyer who has a desire to develop their career to a more advanced position in the company which is targeting significant growth over the next few years


The Buyer will be responsible for:

Purchasing of raw materials, engineering spares and on-site services.

Negotiation of tenders, volume contracts, price reductions

Efficient inventory control

Close liaison with the planning department to ensure a highly efficient process

Management of supplier performance

Management of vendor qualification process

Management of KPI’s

Identify new suppliers for our products and services.

Driving the approval of alternative suppliers of raw materials

Develop and implement a process for pass through items from suppliers


Excellent negotiating skills

Being able to communicate at Director / CEO level if necessary

Highly organised, diligent, methodical and thorough in approach

Strong interpersonal skills capable of influencing internal & external stakeholders

Commercially astute.

Excellent time management skills

Strong ethical behaviour


5 years of experience in purchasing in any environment, industrial, FMCG, or retail

Good GCSE, A level results

Commercial / Business Degree qualification (2:1 or above would be beneficial)

CIPS or equivalent qualification

Basic understanding of engineering, desirable but not essential

For more information please call Paul Gorton on (phone number removed).

LEAN Engineering Recruitment Ltd are acting as a 3rd party on behalf of our client.  All applications will be held on our database for current and future positions. 

We will endeavour to get back to all applicants but if you have not heard from LER within 10 working days then your application has been unsuccessful but please feel free to contact us for an update



Full Time


Job Detail
  • Offerd Salary0- £15,000
Shortlist Never pay anyone for job application test or interview.