• Permanent
  • Ely
  • Salary: £Up to £70,000

Salary: Up to £70,000p.a. depending on experience

Hours of work: Full time

Company benefits: 25 days annual leave, contributory auto-enrolment pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, optional healthcare, and plenty of on-site parking

Kameo Recruitment is excited to be partnering with a well-established and highly regarded manufacturing / engineering company in Ely to recruit an experienced Buyer/Procurement Manager. Ideally you will come from an engineering background, as you will be taking responsibility for vendor management and cost reduction activities relating to engineering projects.

This is a hands-on, autonomous role where you will be working as a member of a cross-functional team including engineering, finance, quality, project management & proposals, the main duties are listed below.

Duties & Responsibilities of the Buyer/Procurement Manager

  • Negotiation of supplier Terms & Conditions to ensure best price, delivery, and payment terms
  • Building strong working relationships with sub-contractors, suppliers, and clients
  • Reporting on cost savings and providing analysis reports as requested by management
  • Planning strategies for project-based purchasing activities, aiming to achieve cost reduction on bought-out items across all projects
  • Carrying out supplier performance reviews and reporting on issues
  • Setting up systems and documentation, maintaining accurate records
  • Line management to expediting & administrative duties

Requirements for this role

  • Strong background working as a buyer in an engineering environment
  • Experience of carrying out purchasing activities on multi-million-pound engineering projects
  • CIPS qualification would be advantageous
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Commercial awareness and strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships
  • Confidence and communication skills
  • A full driving licence
  • IT skills, including MS Excel

This is mainly an office-based role, although some UK and International travel will be required, as dictated by the project requirements


If you would like to apply for this position please submit your CV. We will review and respond within 3 – 5 working days.

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