Location County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Job Type Permanent
Salary Pension, benefits
Published 7 months ago
Contact Patrick Moore
Job Ref PM437_1548153352

Job Description


Location: Co Antrim

Salary: Attractive, Negotiable, depending on experience

Grafton Specialist recruitment has been retained to recruit a Buyer for a leading, renowned manufacturing company based in Co Antrim. The successful candidate will join a growing Supply Chain department as they continue to flourish as market leaders. The business operates within technical manufacturing spaces including scientific and pharma.

The role

Reporting to: Supply Chain Manager

The successful candidate will be responsible for negotiating and purchasing products and services from suppliers, which offer value for money, quality service and sustainability.


  • The role requires support of the departmental strategic objectives and progression of our preferred suppliers.
  • This role involves negotiating; the ordering of materials, including scientific products and components for our R&D and manufacturing divisions, ensuring the inventory status is maintained to provide continued production, while abiding by principles of lean management.
  • This role will also require communicating regularly with suppliers to ensure on time delivery of goods and expected quality within specification.
  • Preparing and issuing quotation requests, carrying out quotation analysis and evaluation; negotiating with suppliers whilst monitoring cost and exploring and implementing cost reduction opportunities.
  • You will have the opportunity to manage and build relationships with suppliers across a diverse spend portfolio.

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified to degree level (at least 2:1) in a Science, Engineering or Business related discipline
  • Demonstrable negotiation experience from a similar role
  • CIPS qualified or willing to work towards
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills
  • The ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Be driven and self-motivated

Desirable Criteria

  • Scientific or Engineering background
  • Experience of sourcing suppliers

The Rewards

The successful candidate will enjoy an attractive starting salary, which is negotiable depending on experience.

The Grafton Specialist Team is a dedicated division within Grafton Recruitment, focused on providing Permanent, Contract & Temporary staffing solutions across; Construction, Engineering, Accountancy & Finance, Health & Safety, HR, IT, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing and Procurement.

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