• Blackwood, Caerphilly
  • Negotiable


  • Blackwood, Caerphilly
  • Negotiable
  • Posted January 27, 2024

Job Title: Buyer
Location: Blackwood
Salary: Depends on Experience

Hours: Full time. Monday – Friday days regular

Here at The Recruitment Co, we are currently recruiting a Buyer to work for a company based in Blackwood.
Manage the purchasing activities for prototype and production projects, playing a vital role in ensuring project requirements are met through sourcing, negotiating, and procuring material critical to our innovative designs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage purchasing activities on customer projects ensuring critical timings are understood and met.
  • Request and analyse supplier quotations, raising purchase orders with the best value suppliers.
  • Communicate with suppliers and wider project team on lead times, pricing, and delivery dates.
  • Negotiate pricing and lead times with suppliers.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with suppliers.
  • Manage and maintain adequate stock levels.
  • Ensure that all materials are ordered and managed via the SAGE 200 MRP system.
  • Assist the Procurement Lead in developing new and existing component and tooling suppliers.
  • Support the Quality Manager in supplier audits for prototype parts and tooling.
  • Ensure that annual contracts are controlled, and that sufficient timing is generated to allow for the appropriate levels of negotiation.
  • Facilitate technical calls and discussion with suppliers and engineering ensuring part feasibility is understood and agreed.

Key Requirements:

  • Maintain a high standard of Health and Safety based upon safe working practices and support environmental initiatives.
  • Minimum 3 years purchasing experience.
  • Strong organisational, planning and time management skills.
  • Previous experience working in an engineering / manufacturing environment advantageous.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under frequent changing priorities.
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Be able to listen and communicate with key stakeholders
  • Competent in communicating technical requirements to the supply base whilst in-turn issuing succinct feedback to the programme team.
  • CIPS accreditation is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Computer literacy including Word and Excel; Sage 200 experience would be desirable.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence and Passport – Willing and able to travel globally.


  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Excellent Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme (Employee Contribution up to 11%/ Employer contribution up to 15%)
  • Life Insurance (6 times annual salary)
  • Access to pool cars for travel
  • Company laptop/ phone
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Home Working Policy
  • Employee Events
  • Recognition Awards
  • Training and Development (Internal & External)
  • Share Save Schemes
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme- Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme/ Financial Assistance Schemes
  • Well-being Initiatives

If you are interested please apply now!


The Recruitment Co. is an equal opportunities employer and we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

This opportunity is no longer accepting applications.

Latest jobs .

  • Executive Officer- Jordanstown

    • Jordanstown
    • Posted February 29, 2024
    • £13.81 Per Hour
    View & Apply
  • Maintenance Supervisor

    • Daventry, Northamptonshire
    • Posted February 29, 2024
    • Negotiable
    View & Apply
  • Porter – Craigavon

    • Craigavon
    • Posted February 29, 2024
    • £10.42 - £19.07
    View & Apply