Posted 16 September 2022
Salary £29000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus (8-10%)
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing
Contact NameChris Quinn

Job description

Salary: £28-£34K

Annual Bonus (8-10%)

Flexitime, pension, private healthcare

Hybrid working option available on completion of probation

Vickerstock are working in partnership with a global, market leading screening and crushing manufacturer based in Coalisland on the appointment of an experienced Buyer. You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to grow your skills and reach your maximum potential. This highly reputable company will offer you the opportunity to progress and be the very best.

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager your top priority of the Tactical Buyer is to deliver outstanding, timely service and best-in-class quality products and services to the manufacturing operations. You are responsible for ensuring the maintenance and continuous improvement of the supply and vendor chain, its effectiveness and efficiency.

In your new role, you will:

  • Purchases raw materials, parts, and subassemblies to meet production schedule
  • Liaise with the Production Supervisors to ensure the production line is utilized to its full potential
  • Assume responsibility for the purchasing for a designated production area, and the support of other areas when required
  • Purchase consumables and non-production parts, supplies and equipment
  • Reschedule open purchase orders
  • Expedite open orders from suppliers
  • Obtain best pricing for purchased parts to achieve cost savings and expense reduction targets while maintaining full quality priorities
  • Monitor supplier performance and make improvements when necessary
  • Manage Kanban ordering system for designated area
  • Administration and reporting, as necessary
  • Liaise with suppliers on forecasts
  • Approve supplier invoices
  • Stock and materials management
  • Arrange inbound freight from suppliers
  • Liaise with Suppliers for necessary specification or Bill of Material changes
  • Complete any special projects as required. May be assigned to other areas of Operations, based on business or customer requirements

What you will need to succeed:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE's including Math and English
  • 2 years' experience within a tactical buying team, with experience buying steel
  • Experience in rescheduling supplier orders to meet production requirements
  • Ability to expedite orders with strong communication (oral/written) skills
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and with MRP or similar scheduling system

Experience within a manufacturing background preferable but not essential.

For a confidential conversation on the role please get in touch with our supply chain specialst Chris or to hear more on any other opportunities Vickerstock have to offer please visit

This role would be particularly suitable for those from the Omagh, Ballygawley, Dungannon, Cookstown, Tyrone, Armagh, Monaghan, Maghera, Magherafelt, Portadown, Craigavon, Lurgan, Moira, Lisburn areas