Job Description

BUYER

Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Buyer Role Function

The business is looking for a proactive, driven Buyer to join a growing Supply Chain team on permanent basis. 
Reporting directly to the Supply Chain Manager and working closely with other departments, the Buyer will play a key role within the team.

Buyer Salary: £35,000, 39 hours per week

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Buyer Candidate Requirements

  • CIPS qualification would be desirable.
  • Has ERP/MRP knowledge and experience.
  • Be self-motivated, determined and be driven to develop within the Supply Chain.
  • Have strong attention to detail and be IT literate including Microsoft Excel.
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Ideally will have at least three years purchasing experience, preferably within a Manufacturing environment.
  • Be able to build strong working relationships with internal and external customers/suppliers.

Buyer Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Procurement function in delivering the most effective procurement strategy.
  • Managing relationships with suppliers and reporting suppliers KPI’s.
  • Liaising with suppliers to manage and expedite orders.
  • Liaising heavily with various stakeholders - both internal and external to ensure the availability of materials for production.
  • Sourcing of materials for production.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing Recruitment Support since 1994

SIMILAR JOBS

 

SENIOR LOGISTICS ANALYST

A very special role has become available for a Senior Logistics Analyst where you will have the chance to join a World-renowned organisation, who supply their products into a wide range of different industry sectors. 

They have over 250 facilities world-wide, with up to 70,000 staff employed & their products are supplied into not only the automotive, defence, motorsport and aftermarket.

This is a Senior role, and it will entail taking a Lead role in the day to day running of the Logistics Department so if you are a Senior Logistics Analyst  who is thinking about your next step in your career, but need a stable, growing organisation, this could be just the right next step for you.

The role is commutable from Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Coventry, Rugby, Knowle and Tamworth

BENEFITS OF A SENIOR LOGISTICS ANALYST

  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • Smart pay Pension Scheme with 6% Employer contribution
  • Life Assurance x4
  • Attendance bonus paid annually of £540
  • 33 days holiday with one-week shutdown in summer and Christmas
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised canteen facility
  • 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays
  • Growing, Stable, Progressive organisation
  • Stable and continuing to grow

DUTIES OF SENIOR LOGISTICS ANALYST

  • Take a Lead role in the day to day running of the Logistics Department
  • Deputise for the Logistics Manager
  • Drive forward the Logistics and Despatch areas with new strategies in a changing environment
  • Express Freight
  • Stock adjustments / Cycle counts
  • 8D Reports
  • SAP Lead
  • Order Book Control
  • ISWR’s
  • Lead Despatch Team, which will include reviews, holidays and Overtime

REQUIREMENTS OF SENIOR LOGISTICS ANALYST

  • Qualification in either Freight Forwarding or Materials Management Diploma level or equivalent
  • Strong experience from within a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Previous Supervisory experience would be advantageous
  • SAP knowledge 
  • Sales and Distribution knowledge
  • Freight forwarding experience
  • This is a fast-paced, dynamic working environment and would suit if you are someone that thrives under pressure with strong communication skills

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Logistics Recruitment Support since 1994

 

MATERIALS PLANNER

An opportunity for a Material Planner has become available to join a very busy, friendly manufacturing environment.

This is a busy manufacturing organisation, who are experiencing a steep upturn in work, which is offering greater stability and consistency.  

As the Material Planner, you will be given responsibility for ensuring a continuous raw material supply into their UK plants.

If you are a Material Planner, who is looking for an opportunity, that can offer you stability and growth, look no further!

The role is commutable from Coventry, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Daventry, Redditch, Banbury, Alcester and Evesham

BENEFITS OF A MATERIAL PLANNER

  • £35,000 - £38,000
  • EARLY FINISH FRIDAY
  • Day’s position
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work Pension and Good holidays
  • Free parking
  • Excellent long-term prospects
  • Plenty of development and progression

DUTIES OF MATERIAL PLANNER:

  • Ensure continuous raw material supply to all plants here in the UK
  • Review daily potential issues and risk to supply to plant
  • Daily review of stock
  • Maintenance of MRP parameters
  • Weekly supplier schedule releases
  • Daily supplier arrears reporting
  • Regular analysis of top materials by value to identify cost saving activities
  • Management of supplier delivery slots and transport needs
  • Vendor management
  • REQUIREMENTS OF MATERIAL PLANNER
  • Essential that you have experience of Material Planning
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience from within a manufacturing environment
  • MRP knowledge, SAP would be beneficial but not essential
  • This would suit a motivated, energetic individual
  • Results orientated

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

ENGINEERING BUYER

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Engineering Buyer, to work with a leading manufacturing busness, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

Role Overview

The Engineering Buyer will proactively optimise the supply of goods and services in line with timing requirements and to the correct quality, to reduce costs and continuously improve service, whilst providing exemplary customer service

Engineering Buyer Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £33,000 - £35,000
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthy pension
  • Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Engineering Buyer Person Specification

  • CIPS or a degree would be ideal but are not essential.
  • Good knowledge of engineering, particularly machining processes or able to demonstrate relevant experience.
  • Machining and / or fabrication knowledge.
  • Sound knowledge of Purchasing procedures and practices; good general understanding of business and the role of Purchasing.
  • Must have knowledge of engineering processes and the ability to read technical drawings.  
  • Strong negotiation skills, strong contractual and commercial competence.

Engineering Buyer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Provide a day-to-day purchasing and tendering function to achieve the objectives of the Company.
  • Ensure outsourced parts are to optimum value, required quality and delivered on time; to develop and communicate appropriate strategic plans to achieve these objectives.
  • Develop and maintain low-cost sources of supply in line with Company policy.
  • Responsible for identifying potential savings and implementing continuous cost reduction initiatives.
  • Monitor all key suppliers, ensuring corrective action as needed for any identified quality issues. To plan, hold and report on regular key supplier meetings.
  • Liaise with customer departments to ensure early involvement in new projects.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing Recruitment Support since 1994

 

PURCHASING SUPERVISOR

My client is currently recruiting for a full-time Purchasing Supervisor on a permanent basis; they are a large-scale, long-established manufacturer of industrial equipment in the Shropshire region.

Working pattern will be 8.00am-5.15pm Monday-Thursday and 8.00am-12.00pm Friday.

The company offers a generous salary and benefit package:

  • 23 days holiday pro rata plus bank holidays
  • Company Pension
  • Discounted food
  • Employee Discount
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance

The ideal Purchasing Supervisor will have:

  • Education to a Degree level
  • Experience working within a high-volume manufacturing production engineering environment
  • Experience of implementing project management (NPI)
  • Experience of implementing 5S, Kaizen and TPM
  • The capability to read and understand complex engineering drawings
  • Experience within supply chain development, with specific focus on technical, quality & commercial matters
  • Experience in managing vendor tooling activities and production processes
  • Experience in the process of negotiation with vendors at all levels, developing and implementing supplier arrangements

This is a fantastic opportunity for any Purchasing Supervisors seeking a secure career within a large international business.

This Purchasing Supervisor role is commutable from Telford, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Wolverhampton and surrounding areas

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing Recruitment Support since 1994

 

BUYER

My client is currently recruiting for a full-time Buyer on a permanent basis; they are a large-scale, long-established manufacturer of industrial equipment in the Shropshire region.

Working pattern will be 8.00am-5.15pm Monday-Thursday and 8.00am-12.00pm Friday. 

The company offers a generous salary and benefit package for Buyers:

  • Up to £35,075.85 depending on experience
  • 23 days holiday pro rata plus bank holidays
  • Company Pension
  • Discounted food
  • Employee Discount
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance

The ideal Buyer will have:

  • MCIPs Qualification
  • Experience working within a high-volume manufacturing production engineering environment
  • Experience of implementing project management (NPI)
  • Experience of implementing 5S, Kaizen and TPM
  • The capability to read and understand complex engineering drawings
  • Experience within supply chain development, with specific focus on technical, quality & commercial matters
  • Experience in managing vendor tooling activities and production processes
  • Experience in the process of negotiation with vendors at all levels, developing and implementing supplier arrangements
  • Experience in auditing new and existing suppliers within the EU

This is a fantastic opportunity for any Buyers seeking a secure career within a large international business.

Candidate must be prepared to travel for business needs both in the UK and abroad.

This job is commutable from Telford, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Wolverhampton and surrounding areas.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing Recruitment Support since 1994

 

MULTI SKILLED MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

I am recruiting an excellent opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer to join a growing engineering team, maintaining a range of manufacturing plant equipment. The role requires you to work a Monday – Friday alternating AM/PM (8-4 / 4-12 shift).

  • £45,000
  • Excellent holiday
  • Company Pension
  • Plenty of overtime in the week and on the weekend. 

Along with a recognised maintenance qualification in either Mechanical or Electrical Maintenance, the ideal Maintenance Engineer will have experience of PLC/PC controlled machine tool or process control/production equipment. Ability to interpret technical drawings including PLC, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical drawings.

Requirements/ Duties for the role of Maintenance Engineer:

When reactive job is allocated ensure that the task is personally owned and followed through to completion or when shift handover required the maintenance supervisor is given all the correct information.
Personally, own any planned preventative tasks issued and liaise with operations to ensure task is completed to a high standard, with minimal operational disruption.

We would be looking to talk to Maintenance Technicians or Maintenance Electrician’s/ Maintenance Engineers and the role is commutable from Nuneaton, Coventry, Leicester, Hinckley and Rugby.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994

 

LEAD MECHANICAL DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

This is a great opportunity within a leading company’s centre of excellence, which is privately owned and with operations in 20 countries. In the UK, they develop and manufacture bespoke products, with over 90% being exported.

They currently have a number of patents, world firsts and are committed to continuous product development on a concurrent engineering basis. 

Lead Mechanical Development Engineer Package and Benefits

  • £45,000 - £50,000
  • Performance related bonus
  • Free life Assurance
  • Joint contributory pension scheme, 
  • Private medical insurance (after a qualifying period)
  • 37.5 hours per week – with flexible hours
  • Early finish on Friday’s

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

Lead Mechanical Development Engineer Candidate Requirements (but not limited to)

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree, or similar.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a product design and development role.
  • Involvement in the electro-mechanical design and development of precision industrial instruments and/or process plant equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to technically lead new product development projects from the feasibility phase through to implementation in production.
  • Practical experience using SolidWorks or equivalent CAD software to construct 3D models, manufacturing drawings and BOM’s.
  • The Lead Mechanical Development Engineer will have experience using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools.
  • Familiar with the principles and application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Advantageous experience would include: knowledge of permanent joining methods such as welding, brazing, adhesive bonding etc. Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as casting, injection moulding, machining, fabrication, forming etc, awareness of basic manufacturing processes e.g. turning and milling.

Lead Mechanical Development Engineer Key Responsibilities (this job description is not exhaustive; a full role description will be sent to you)

  • The Lead Mechanical Development Engineer will technically lead new product development projects from the feasibility phase through to implementation in production.
  • Work closely with other departments (Production, Production Engineering, Test and Validation, Purchasing, Quality, Product Management) during the new product development process to maximise the potential of new products with respect to design for manufacture and assembly, cost, performance, quality and reliability.
  • Preparation of manufacturing drawings and BOM’s using SolidWorks CAD and PLM software. When required, technically assess and implement design change requests related to the full product range.
  • Work closely with and technically support other departments and suppliers to improve existing designs with respect to manufacturability and assembly. 
  • Provide technical assistance to other departments and suppliers to help solve technical problems during manufacture and assembly.
  • Oversee validation testing required during the new development and design change process and summarise results in a technical report. 
  • Wide-ranging support to the R&D department in the research, testing and development of flow instrumentation.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

We are renowned manufacturer and are seeking to recruit a degree level qualified maintenance professional to join our team of highly skilled maintenance managers, who support a large multi-disciplined team that ultimately keeps one of the most complex production systems in the UK operational.  

Benefits Available for a Maintenance Manager: 

Opportunities like this don’t come around every day, this is a career changing opportunity to join an organisation that has enviable reputation for producing world leading products, where you will be given the opportunity to continue to grow as a manager with a genuine career path and progression. 

  • £50,000
  • Tax Efficient Car Options
  • Annual Bonus
  • Bupa
  • Exceptional Company Pension
  • Above Average Holiday Entitlement
  • Free Gym Membership. 

Requirements of a Maintenance Manager 

  • Ideally you will have climbed the maintenance ladder but must have a proven background in critiquing data that relates to OEE, MTBF & MTTR.
  • You really need to Excel with Excel to succeed in the role and be comfortable in presenting technical data at board level. 
  • Allied to your data analysis experience, you must also have a background in running PM, planning plant shutdown activity and CAPEX related projects, alongside managing and mentoring a multi-disciplined maintenance team within a complex manufacturing, process or production environment.
  • Academically ideally you will hold a Degree within an engineering discipline, however consideration will be given to suitably experienced candidates that are qualified to an HND standard.

If you have hesitated about moving over the past few years, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join an organisation that have enviable reputation for producing world leading products.

The role is commutable from most areas of the Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire & Staffordshire

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994