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Buyer (Tees)

Location Tees
Closing Date 22/07/2022

Purpose of Role:

Working closely with project managers, repair accountants and other members of the team on each project to ensure that the agreed targets are achieved both in time and cost.

To invoke constant change and improvement within the department to provide the best possible service to other departments of the company and also to our customers and suppliers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cost analysis and challenge of current agreements and purchasing contracts
  • Harmonisation of processes where applicable for the north east sites
  • Arrangement of agreements to ensure best quality and value for the company
  • Evaluation of supplier and sub-contractor tenders
  • Agreement with the project manager for suppliers of material and sub contract services
  • Awarding of contracts in line with approved processes
  • Processing of requisitions for purchases
  • Processing of purchase orders to ensure timely issue to suppliers
  • Contract evaluation of suppliers to ensure compliance with company policies
  • To source new suppliers to ensure constant development of the company
  • Resolution of query invoices which conflict with purchase order details
  • Meeting targets set by the company
  • Maintaining hired in plant database
  • Ensuring suppliers and services meet the requirements of the company HSEQ specifications
  • Maintaining agreed stock levels of consumable materials
  • Maintaining a computer-based stock control system and assisting in stock checks
  • Conduct internal audits of the stock keeping system and where required swift remedial action is taken
  • Ensure that material and equipment is received in an efficient manner. This includes checking and retaining certification in a traceable manner
  • Forecasting likely levels of demand for services, products and/or component parts to be used in any manufacturing process
  • Developing market knowledge and contacts for new products and services
  • Identifying potential suppliers
  • Presenting ideas on new products and suppliers to senior staff
  • Understand and familiarise with procedures on both sites
  • Such other duties temporarily or on a continuing basis, as may reasonably be required, commensurate with your position


  • Contract experience
  • Customer relations
  • Communication and interpersonal relations
  • Planning and organising
  • Meet targets
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Team work

Qualified to or Equivalent Experience

  • Purchasing/procurement experience (preferably engineering)
  • Recognised purchasing qualification (or presently studying for it)
  • Experience of Sage 200

Closing date: 22nd July 2022

All CV’s to be sent to NE.HR@ap-group.co.uk

Strictly no agencies

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