Operations Buyer

Malvern, GB
About this position:

From forensics to nanotechnology, our analytical systems and solutions help the world’s top researchers do ground-breaking work on the small things that make big things possible. We’re after enquiring minds, imaginative thinkers, and proud geeks. Those who are irresistibly drawn to hard problems others can’t crack. Those who are always thinking ‘what if…’. Does this sound like you? Then read on….

Job Title: Operational Buyer

Location: Malvern, UK

Do you have experience in Operational Purchasing in a busy manufacturing environment? Are you looking for a position in which you can work as part of team but also work independently? Do you want to do this in an ambitious, fast-growing, international company with a friendly and inclusive culture? Then this might be your chance to become a part of our Operational Purchasing team!

In this role you will be responsible for the purchase order placement and expediting of a range of commodities, in line with production demand and forecast. Activities include the actioning of purchase requisitions and the generation of purchase orders within SAP; the communication and management of these purchase orders to the suppliers through to final delivery; the resolving of relevant delivery, invoice and price discrepancies. Operational buyer will become knowledgeable about the inventory and materials they handle and will be responsible for building strong relationships with both external suppliers and internal customers.

What are your responsibilities?

  • Processing the output from MRP and placing purchase orders on approved source of supply.
  • Daily communication with planning and production departments to help meet production schedules.
  • Professional relationship management of a portfolio of suppliers.
  • Support manufacturing and engineering in the timely resolution of quality.
  • Implement improvement plans with suppliers when KPIs are not met.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • A pro-active mindset to deliver results and improvements.
  • Previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment with a proven track record in supplier management; commercial awareness and excellent organisational skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, Strong MRP systems experience, SAP highly desirable

Great to have?

  • Solid communication skills and team spirit, exceptional time management and analytical skills.
  • Degree level education and CIPS qualification would be an advantage, however we will also accept applications from candidates who can demonstrate the appropriate level of knowledge gained through experience

When you join?

  • Your career will take off with a comprehensive induction programme. We then continue to support and develop our employees by improving their skills, knowledge and performance by in-house, on-the-job training, and external training.
  • We value entrepreneurship and commitment by offering real career possibilities.
  • You become part of a growing company where you can shape the future of our work processes.
  • Flexi-time (core hours 10.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 3.00pm) to help you to achieve a good work-life balance.


Please APPLY NOW and submit your CV.


Posted 30+ Days Ago
Job ID: 4155