Buyer / Procurement Assistant

Scotland, East Ayrshire, Kilmarnock
£22000 - £30000 per annum
06 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of the leading Train Engineering businesses in the UK, they pride themselves on the quality and service they provide to their customers. Their Buyer is shortly going off on Maternity Leave and they are looking for an experienced Buyer / Procurement Assistant to join the team and support their business during this time.

They are based in Kilmarnock employing over 80 people in their 4 road, 14 vehicle rail depot and provide refurbishment, maintenance, overhaul and repair services to the UK rail sector on passenger trains and specialist rail infrastructure vehicles.

The role of Buyer is key in supporting the Procurement team in the effective sourcing of supplier quotes and lead times for materials and services from the BoM's produced through the Engineering team whilst ensuring compliance with quality budget and timescales.

This will include

- Supporting the tendering process during enquiry phase of projects securing supplier quotes and lead times.
- Working with the Buyer, Materials Manager, Engineering Project Managers and Production to review BoM's, requesting quotes for materials and services required and create purchase orders.
- Setting up new suppliers based on the required combination of quality, price and lead time.
- Negotiating and placing purchase orders with agreed suppliers ensuring scheduled reporting and delivery promises are maintained, with information communicated back to the project and engineering teams.
- Completing commercial checks of payment terms, delivery terms and general Terms and Conditions to ensure that the Supplier and our Client's terms are aligned.
- Expediting orders in accordance with purchase order requirements.
- Regular meetings with suppliers, maintaining good working relationships, developing and implementing new purchasing initiatives.
- Completing reports, reviewing documentation and purchase order information.

You should ideally have experience gained in buying /procurement in a commercial engineering environment and knowledge of SAGE accounting would be an advantage, but more importantly would be your ability to communicate, interface and prioritise material schedules with internal and external suppliers and customers.

The role is to provide Maternity cover for their existing Buyer and is open-ended in time but would expect it to be in the region of 12 months. Ideally this role would be full time (37hrs) but they are open to discussing flexible options around this for the right person. Salary will be dependent on experience as they are open to applications from people with different levels of capability in this field.

If you are thinking of returning to work in this field or looking for a new short term challenge then they would love to hear from you, so please send in your CV and give them a flavour of what has attracted you to this role and If they think they match, they will invite you to meet them and discuss the role in more detail.