Job Description

A global manufacturing company, very much at the very forefront of new technology have a requirement for a Senior Sourcing Buyer.  With nearly 100 years of experience behind them, supplying into120 countries worldwide, they are the market leader in their field.  A role for a Senior Sourcing Buyer is now available.  We are looking for a skilled and experienced individual with excellent procurement experience, coupled with strategic thinking and the ability to multi -task, and manage day to day site sourcing issues.

This is an exception opportunity to join a World Class manufacturing company.

This role is commutable from Redditch, Alcester, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Alvechurch, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Evesham and Tewksbury

Benefits of Senior Sourcing Buyer

  • £Negotiable
  • Day’s role
  • Large, long established successful Business
  • Free Parking
  • Genuine long-term career prospects available
  • Modern management approach
  • Excellent work / life balance 

Duties of Senior Sourcing Buyer

  • Working closely with the Purchasing Manger on the rollout of global sourcing strategies for commodities, and show an understanding of current and future demands
  • Supplier improvement and cost reduction opportunities
  • Ensure supply of purchased material
  • Identify supply chain risks
  • Supplier relationship management activities
  • Identify cost improvement opportunities
  • Manage supplier contracts and lead contract negotiation
  • Conduct supplier analysis

Requirement of Senior Sourcing Buyer

  • Degree level or equivalent experience in Procurement and Sourcing
  • You will have previous buying experience gained from within a manufacturing environment
  • Strategic and tactical procurement experience 
  • Contract management and an understanding of contractual law
  • A curious, creative problem solver
  • Strong negotiator
  • Excel, Word and Powerpoint knowledge
  • A strong self-starter

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing Recruitment Support since 1994



Are you a Logistics Coordinator looking for a new challenge in a busy manufacturing organisation?

A friendly, busy manufacturing company have a requirement for a Logistics Co-ordinator to be the link between customers and manufacturing. This is a high- volume manufacturing environment, where they are very much at the forefront of new technology.

If you are a Logistics Coordinator, who has lots of energy, drive and determination and who positively thrives in a challenging, constantly changing environment, this could be just the job for you!

The role is commutable from Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Hall Green, Tyseley, Dudley, Tamworth, Birmingham, Brownhills, Cannock, Coventry, Redditch and Aldridge 


  • £35,000 £38,000 - Dependant on experience 
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long established manufacturing Business
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Link between customers and manufacturing
  • Analyse the Supply Control Centre
  • Ensure correct logistics procedures are followed
  • Monitor CHEP counts in line with customer demands
  • Control special transport costs
  • Agree what extraordinary costs can be passed to the customer
  • Attend daily meetings to report misses from previous day
  • Forklift Truck management to be controlled and reviewed
  • Maintain and control stocks on site


  • Relevant experience as Logistics Senior level
  • To have also worked in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience of special transport
  • A good level of IT literacy 
  • Stock management experience

This is a fast-paced environment, and this role would suit someone who is energetic, enthusiastic and motivated

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Logistics Recruitment Support since 1994


This is an opportunity for you to join a highly successful Manufacturing business based in Droitwich as a Production Buyer within a fast paced manufacturing environment. 

In exchange for their expertise the Production Buyer will receive:

  • A competitive salary of £35,000 depending on skills and experience.
  • Working Days Mon – Fri, early Friday finish
  • Busy and friendly manufacturing organisation

Key Roles & Responsibilities for the Production Buyer:

  • Develop and implement the commodity strategy to ensure achieving cost reductions without compromising the sustainable supply chain within rubber, fastener + metal pressing.
  • Co-ordinate work efficiently to ensure time bound targets are met for New Projects.
  • Make detailed comparisons between suppliers.
  • Identify areas of non compliance and closely monitor design changes 

Negotiate with customers / suppliers and maintain relationships with existing supplier base.

Skills & experience required for the Production Buyer:

  • Successful candidates will ideally hold a Business or Engineering Degree
  • To have gained your experience in a fast- paced production/manufacturing environment, ideally within Automotive Industry.
  • Excellent hands on negotiation skills and experience of supplier audit and quotation analysis.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practice would also be advantageous.

The role is commutable from Droitwich, Worcester, Stourport, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Stourbridge, and surrounding areas.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing Recruitment Support since 1994


Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Sutton Coldfield

We are looking to appoint Trainee Recruitment Consultants to join our growing and successful teams.   

Ideally you will either have previous recruitment experience, or previous sales experience and be driven, a quick learner, hardworking and resilient, as these traits will enable a Recruitment Consultant to quickly build a successful patch and grow their earnings.

Some of the features that a Recruitment Consultant can expect from working for Probe include:

  • An Outstanding Commission Scheme – You could earn up to 30% on the fees that you generate, and you can earn commission on 100% of your billings.
  • Highly Competitive Basic Salaries – Commensurate with experience.  
  • A Structured Career Development Pathway – To Team Manager or Principal level.
  • A Highly Knowledgeable Team - You will work with some highly experienced and successful Consultants, some of whom have worked here for over 21 years.
  • Reduce Your Daily Commute - If you live in North Birmingham, you could cut the time and cost of going into the city each day.
  • Free Car Parking
  • Pension & Healthcare – After a short qualifying period.
  • An Excellent Working Environment – This is a very friendly office culture, and we adopt a mature approach to KPI management.
  • Incentives - We run a regular individual and team-based incentives, where you can win prizes and Michelin Star meals.  We also value and reward longevity with long service awards.

If you are a driven individual, ideally with some sales experience, and would like to be become a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, I’d be very keen to discuss this opportunity with you in greater detail.  

You can initiate that conversation by applying via this advertisement, or you can call or contact me directly – / 0121 321 4315

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


The Planner / Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating fabrication materials from one or more vendors in support of the site strategy.  This requires evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers, a familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. 

Planner / Buyer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary £28,000 - £30,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:30pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service
  • Retail shopping discount programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Planner / Buyer Candidate Specification

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of procurement experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel, Outlook), with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Purchasing & Engineering Change experience in an MRP environment
  • Strong ability to assess engineering drawings and proceed to RFQ based on supplier capability, strong negotiating skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and work closely with other departments.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field.
  • Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues.
  • You should be self-motivated, and results orientated and be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems.

Planner / Buyer Key Tasks

  • Buying responsibility for designated fabrication vendors to support plant & chamber production.
  • Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets.
  • Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory.
  • Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost.
  • Support NPPD activities, when requested.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.
  • The Planner / Buyer will review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.
  • Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required ‘need dates’ are achieved.
  • Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management. Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.

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


A role has become available for a Buyer, within a well-known, house-hold brand Manufacturing Company.

Their product range is huge, with a multitude of different products.  This is a fast-paced environment and the role of Buyer, would suit an energetic, 

This Buyer role is commutable from Manchester, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Halifax, Oldham and Blackburn

Benefits on Offer:

  • £30,000 
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long established manufacturing Business
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

Duties of Buyer:

  • Purchase ordering
  • Scheduling using SAP data
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Contract price negotiation
  • You will gain an understanding of their products
  • Selection of suppliers

Requirement for Buyer:

  • To have experience of MRP systems
  • You will have gained your experience from within a fast- paced manufacturing environment
  • Experience of Purchase Ordering and scheduling
  • To have an understanding of forecast changes and amendments
  • Supplier evaluation and selection exposure
  • To keep cool under pressure
  • Resilient and reliable
  • Ideally, you will be Apprentice trained
  • Happy to work Nights
  • We are looking for significant experience in Toolmaking, on new or existing tooling
  • Plenty of experience of using standard Toolroom equipment
  • Improving experience would be highly advantageous

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


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ACCOUNTS CLERK to join a successful and expanding business on a fixed term contract for 6 – 12 months initially, with possible extension, located in Shenstone in the Heart of the West Midlands.

Hours & Benefits:

  • £25,000 - £30,000 salary depending on experience
  • Hours of work are Days office hours 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri
  • Fixed term contract of up to 12 months initially with possible extension.

Responsibilities of the Accounts Clerk role include:

  • Manage Company month-end accounts.
  • Manage all transactions including Payroll
  • Budgeting / forecasting
  • Producing sales and cashflow reports
  • Overseeing the smooth running of all transactions and ensuring prompt supplier payments
  • General day to day admin.

If you have the following attributes and experience, then we would be pleased to receive your application for this Accounts Clerk role:

  • Successful candidates will need to be AAT qualified.
  • Experience of working with Sage and excel is essential for this role and excellent IT skills.
  • Successful candidates will hold previous experience of producing month end accounts, overseeing monthly payroll processing, bookkeeping, and overseeing all transactions within an SME business. 

Submit your CV now to be considered for this fantastic opportunity. 

Commutable from Shenstone, Brownhills, Aldridge, Cannock, Walsall, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and surrounding areas.


Are you a CNC Setter Operator Leader looking for a New Year challenge then look no further as we have a superb opportunity for an experienced CNC Setter Operator to join a busy manufacturing organisation.

You will be joining a well-respected, long- established company, who are experiencing a significant uplift in their orders.  They supply into a vast range of industry sectors and as the CNC Setter Operator, you will be “hands-on” setting and operating Bard fed CNC Turning Machines.


  • £10 - £12 per hour (Dependant on Experience)
  • Night Shift premium to go on top of hourly rate
  • Choice of either Double Day or Nights
  • Extensive Overtime available
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long established manufacturing Business
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Set and Operate Bar fed CNC Machines (Turning)
  • Working with drawings and specifications
  • There are some machining centres
  • Combination of HASS / Fanuc / Mazak / Mazatrol
  • Operators Considered if no previous Setting knowledge
  • Problems solving
  • Change inserts, drills and taps
  • Working to tight tolerances


  • CNC Operating experience
  • Setting CNC turning lathe machines would be ideal
  • Exposure to HASS, Fanuc, Mazak and / or Mazatrol would be the cherry on the cake!
  • Choice of shifts – either Double Days or Nights
  • Experience of changing off sets and insert, drills and taps

Immediate start available

The role is commutable from Redditch, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester

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


We are a well-respected employer within the plastics sector and are seeking to recruit proven Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician, to join our team. 


  • Choice of working patterns with salaries up to £44,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment.

Duties of an Maintenance Technician 

  • As a proven Maintenance Technician you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant, which will require you to have experience of supporting plastic injection moulding equipment which ideally includes either Battenfeld, Boy, Demag, Engel, Krauss Maffei, Sandretto or Star . 

Requirements of an Maintenance Technician

  • Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified Electrically and have some understanding of Plc Controls, must be proficient in supporting injection moulding technology. 

The role is commutable from Coleshill, Fradley, Tamworth

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