Full Time Permanent

South Wales Jobs


Blackwood, South Wales

£28,000 – £30,000 / per annum

Sphere solutions are currently recruiting for a buyer to work for a regional manufacturing company in Blackwood, South Wales. Our client has a global reputation for service excellence and dedicated customer support. They support the global drive to Net Zero and ensure the continued and reliable delivery of electrical energy millions of people rely on to power their world and prosper.

The Role:

* To assure effective, value for money, core purchase of production (Direct) materials and Indirect spend; sourcing and managing professional supplier relationships beneficial to the company and assuring quality service to the business.

* Procuring all business requirements at the right price, delivered to the right place, at the right time in the right quantity and with the right quality, all done in a safe and responsible manner.

* The Buyer is a key business contributor with daily activity underpinning the overall business objectives, adding value, reducing total cost of ownership, and delivering exceptional operational and customer service.

* You will be adept at identifying supply solutions, cost reductions and operational service opportunities, negotiating industry leading terms of business for sustainable outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

* To ensure the most cost effective and efficient inflow of materials and services through the application of purchasing best practice in accordance with the companies operating principles & policies.

* To adhere to and comply with the codes of practice.

* Review and contribute to the delivery of personal, departmental, and business metrics and KPIs.

* Prepare and provide constructive contributions with team meetings that develop the business and department agenda as well as enhancing personal and team development.

* Drive the development of Procurement excellence within the company

Essential Skills (Essential)

* Computer literate with the ability to maintain accurate records.

* Ability to work with all recognised IT systems including proficiency of use in Microsoft Office applications, (Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, etc.) and internet/intranet applications.

* Excellent numerical skills

* Negotiation and Influencing skills Attention to detail, Highly organised, Capacity planning and a Proven track record in a similar role within a technical environment

* A-C GCSE in maths & English and At least 2 years’ experience in commercial business and purchasing practices.

* Supply chain control – internal and external, Familiar and competent in Manufacturing Database Systems

* Ability to develop good supplier relationships with good commercial awareness and experience in sourcing and procurement


* Report writing experience.

* Ability to use conceptual thinking and awareness to generate new ideas.

* Total Cost of Acquisition Analysis and CIPS qualification

* A Level in Business studies or Six Sigma/Lean yellow or green belt certified.

* A background in engineering would be desirable or experience: 3+ years in a technical or mixed commodity purchasing environment with a high SKU count

* Ability to work to strict deadlines and proactive decision making and problem solving.

On offer, is the opportunity to work for a regional manufacturing company in the heart of Wales on a long term project.

Needless to say, if you are open to new opportunities and would like to discuss in greater detail please don’t hesitate to get in touch


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