Buyer - Truro

upto £26k per annum - Perm - Office
Ref: 207 Date Posted: Wednesday 29 Jun 2022
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A well-established Manufacturer has an excellent opportunity for a candidate to join their Heat Pump Division as a Buyer, based at the Head Office in Truro, Cornwall.

Our client represents award-winning British engineering and manufacturing at its finest - the UKs leading manufacturer of ground source heat pumps

Main Purpose of Job:

As Buyer, you will work as part of the Heat Pumps Operations Team, to support the operation of a production facility that delivers the output growth required,

doubling year-on-year whilst ensuring quality and an excellent customer experience.

The successful Buyer will be responsible for procurement of all production materials and related items in a timely manner to ensure stock levels are maintained.

Your goal will be to ensure that materials are delivered just in time for production demand, without preventing overload of stores, achieving best value pricing and supplier performance

Key Tasks: 

  • Handling purchasing requests, raising & maintaining purchase orders.
  • Timely ordering of parts required by Kanban process
  • Working with suppliers to obtain the best prices and lead times.
  • Work with stores team to make sure that goods received are correctly accounted for.
  • Following up orders with suppliers to maintain a good picture of orders status.
  • Ensuring that suppliers deliver material to meet production demands while keeping inventory values below acceptable levels.
  • Working with suppliers to address quality and delivery problems

Person Specification:

We are looking for an organised and structured individual, confident dealing with suppliers and liaising with Production and Stores personnel. Organised and diligent, you will be able to plan and manage your own work, and respond quickly to short notice needs and demands

Experience and skills required include:

  • Experience of buying in a technical / manufacturing environment
  • Good technical understanding of parts and components
  • Excellent communication skills - enjoys speaking to suppliers over the phone and face to face.
  • Well-organised and able to prioritise.
  • High degree of computer literacy.
  • Previous experience using an MRP system.
  • Qualified to CIPS level 3 or willing to undergo training.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to react quickly to changing demands.
  • Able to work as a team player and deliver the results required


  • Basic Salary between £23,000 and £26,000 DOE
  • Pension
  • 25 Days holiday plus Statutory
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Flexible hybrid working if required
  • Employee assistance programme for you and your immediate family
  • Development opportunities are encouraged, and courses offered
  • Social Events