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Job Title Buyer
Location Heanor, derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Department Procurement
Salary TBC
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Responsible for day to day purchasing, sub-contract manufacture and proprietary purchases of goods and services in the UK and overseas territories.


  • To purchase equipment and services to support project leaders, and internal customers as required. This process will include the preparation of enquiries, purchase orders, evaluation of bids and contractual negotiations, to optimise returns achieving/improving upon budgeted costs, ensuring ‘best practice’.
  • To manage suppliers to meet objectives related to cost, delivery, performance, schedule and delivery.
  • To negotiate with suppliers on lead-time, cost and quality so as to obtain the maximum benefit to the business.
  • To expedite suppliers and produce regular feedback to the project team.
  • To perform regular performance review with suppliers to drive continuous improvements.
  • To coordinate documentation approvals, submissions and monitor returns.
  • To provide feedback to the business as appropriate.
  • To provide assistance to sales & applications department in the form of advice and estimates for costs of manufacture and shipping.
  • To undertake alternative supplier evaluations in readiness for future strategic challenges, within the supply chain, when required.
  • To adhere to the purchase order governance, ensuring professional consideration is given to the three key supplier/contractual characteristics.
  • To provide support as required to the other members of the procurement team.
  • To provide support as required to members of the quality team.
  • To monitor supplier inventory, and provide support to members of the finance team, ensuring accurate financial year end stock sheets are submitted in a timely manner


  • Be aware of, and adhere to, Cullum current policies and procedures including but not limited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and the Employee Handbooks.
  • Undertake duties as may be required within capabilities consistent with the Terms and Conditions of employment and responsibilities in accordance with UK and EC Laws.
  • Undertake tasks and responsibilities assigned by the line manager.


  • Time served in a engineering, fabrication & welding
  • Studying towards a recognised procurement qualification MCIPS or equivalent standard


  • ONC/HNC level engineering qualification
  • Recognised procurement qualification MCIPS or equivalent standard


  • Having worked within a Purchasing & supply chain environment (minimum 2 years)


  • Inspection/expediting sub contract manufacture


  • Commitment to continued professional development in conjunction with the Company Vision Statement, Departmental Mission Statements, Cullum Competency Framework, recognised professional standards and the changing requirements of the organisation. 

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