• Buyer (12 month FTC)

    Job Locations UK-Gloucestershire-Woodchester | UK-Gloucestershire-Stonehouse
    Job Reference
    No. of Openings
    No. of Openings Remaining
    Manufacturing Services Division
    Job Type
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Overview

    A vacancy has arisen, due to maternity cover, for a Buyer to support the Supply Chain Management team based at Woodchester and/or Stonehouse.  This role involves the purchasing of a range of production commodities and liaison with internal customers and external suppliers in support of production plans, customer requirements and cost targets.


    •Effective management and control of supply chains to ensure that production requirements and time scales are met.
    •Supplier price negotiation and management to ensure team cost reduction targets are realised
    •Control of stock and planning parameters within an ERP environment, ensuring minimum stock levels are managed consistent with risk analysis.
    •Liaison both internally and externally to support resolution of quality related issues and problems.
    •The implementation of efficient supply chain communication and logistics solutions to ensure total acquisition costs are minimised.


    Key Requirements


    •The ability to communicate at all levels both internally and externally will be required for this role.
    •A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including Maths.  A post GCSE (or equivalent) qualification(s) would be an advantage.
    •PC literate in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel to intermediate level is required for this position.
    •Full driving licence.


    Desirable Requirements


    •Ideally, applicants will have a minimum of two years experience within a Purchasing environment in the manufacturing industry sector.  An awareness of MRP/ERP and Stock Control processes will be a distinct advantage, although training will be provided to the right candidate.
    •Whilst not essential, a knowledge of electronic components and/or mechanical engineering components would be a distinct advantage.

    Person specification

    As the the successful applicant you will be self motivated, with a positive attitude and outlook.  Accuracy and attention to detail are important pre requisites for success in this role.  You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, and will be able to demonstrate how they are an effective team worker. 



    When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable, including a  9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus and pay reviews, subsidised onsite restaurant, free parking and sports and leisure societies. Of course, we appreciate there’s more to work than the office, so we also offer 25 days holiday, Life Assurance and BUPA Renishaw Health Trust.


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