• Job Reference: 39832
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Discipline: Supply Chains & Logistics
  • Location: Durham
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Skills: Buyer

Buyer (County Durham) - £30,000 per annum



*Key role for the business, where you will have a real input

*Early Friday finish



The Company:


A successful Manufacturing business in County Durham are looking to expand their Purchasing division and add two Buyers to the team.  




  • Key role for the business with opportunity to bring your ideas.
  • Private medical healthcare
  • Company pension scheme
  • 25-day holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Early Friday finish



Job Description of a Buyer


The successful candidate will support the Purchasing Team with the procurement of materials to ensure that the company's operational requirements are met, considering the price, value, quality and delivery plus ensuring continuity of supply.


  • Input, control, and issue material purchase orders to fulfil necessary material requirements
  • Vendor scheduling ensuring materials are pro-actively expedited and delivered to meet scheduled order requirements
  • Administrative handling of material items
  • Ensure minimum material stock levels are maintained to prevent stock overage or obsolescence
  • Report on vendor performances
  • Ensure purchasing procedures and practices are continually maintained and improved upon
  • Analyse market trends and apply knowledge to help make decisions



Skills & experience of a Buyer

  • Experience within the Manufacturing industry.
  • 2+ years’ experience within Purchasing or a similar role.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • MS Office experience.
  • MRP / ERP experience.




Theo James Recruitment specialise in Manufacturing & Engineering recruitment across the following disciplines.


Senior Appointments

Leadership and Management

Supply Chain/Logistics

Design - Engineer, Management

Project Engineering, Management

Production / Process Engineering

Maintenance – Technician, Engineer, Management

Quality - Engineering, Management

Health, Safety & Environmental

HR & Finance

Sales & Business Administration




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