Buyer/ Purchasing Officer

£26,000.00 - £34,000.00 / Yearly
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  • Salary: £26,000.00 - £34,000.00 / Yearly
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Job Description

Signature have partnered with a specialist engineering company in Somerset with their search for a Buyer.

If you have relevant experience in line with the requirements below, this is a great opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team.

Location: TA11 – full time, office based (must live within commuting distance to the office)

The successful candidate will understand the procurement process from order requisition through to seeking quotations, placing purchase orders, monitoring and ensuring on-time deliveries, goods receipt and managing supplier invoices.

Experience required:

  • Previous experience within a purchasing role, ideally in a small to medium sized engineering or manufacturing company.
  • The ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications
  • Cost analysis work and budget management.
  • Experience of using MRP systems for raising orders and supplier management is desirable.
  • Competence in using MS Office suite, particularly Excel.

Key responsibilities:

Reporting to and working with the Production Manager and Managing Director, the successful candidate will:

  • Work closely across the manufacturing team to ensure materials are sourced in line with specifications.
  • Prepare enquiries based on Bill of Materials (BOM) and/or technical drawings and distribute these to approved suppliers.
  • Work with suppliers ensuring necessary requirements on price, lead time and quality are met.
  • Communicate lead times and price changes to Production Manager
  • Negotiate POs and implement cost saving initiatives
  • Develop and maintain proactive working relationships with your colleagues as well as our supplier base.
  • Seek out suitable new or alternative suppliers where appropriate.
  • Ensure costings and BOMs are kept accurate and current.
  • Manage stock control.


Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary £26,000 – £34,000 depending on experience
  • Company pension
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free parking
  • Company events
  • Study support and funded CIPS training opportunities
  • Structured training and onboarding processes to support development

This a full time (Monday to Friday, 8am – 4:30pm or 8:30am – 5pm) permanent position.

If you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply today!  Call Nancy on 0117 4523 456 or email your updated CV to

Whilst we will endeavor to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities

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