Job Description

Responsible for purchasing a range of goods/ services in line with relevant company procedures and standards, ensuring cost efficiency and availability.

Task and Responsibilities as Buyer:


  • Be aware of, and understand your HSEQ responsibilities relevant to your role, if unsure ask your Line Manager
  • Work in partnership with HSEQ on any HSEQ matters
  • Work in accordance with your departmental HSEQ Service Level Agreement
  • Understand and adhere to the Safer Together behaviours


  • Process Requisition for Goods/ Services orders in line with relevant company procedures
  • Communicate with functional teams to ensure that goods ordered are fit for purpose and in line with relevant standards
  • Ensure that all orders are processed in a timely fashion while ensuring deliverables are met as cost efficiently as possible
  • Negotiate cost of goods/ services with suppliers
  • Ensure expediting is completed and all goods/ services booked in for all sites
  • Raise and communicate outstanding purchase order reports


  • Raise sales/ purchase order paperwork for all requisitions
  • Issue sales/ purchase order paperwork to suppliers
  • Co-ordinate the retention, archiving, retrieval and disposal of purchasing records


  • Review and approve supplier invoices
  • Interface with Accounts department to resolve invoice queries

Supplier Management

  • Maintain supplier database
  • Complete audits on external suppliers to ensure compliance with clients requirements and values

Specific Requirements for Buyer:

  • Direct line management of x2 Stores & Packing employees
  • Ensure efficient and legally compliant operation and control of the Stores & Packing function including strict adherence to and management of the Known Consignor scheme in line with Civil Aviation Authority regulations
  • Implementation and management of Kanban systems in the Stores & Packing and wider Manufacturing departments
  • Identify, define and implement improvements to suppliers, stock holding and lead times.


  • IT skills
  • Company database training


  • Effective team working skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level or organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise activities

Location: Southport

Hours: 36.25

If you are interested in this role please call Carl on 01744 454300 or email cfoster @ gpwrecruitment . co . uk