4 weeks ago


Solihull Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1302622

Posted on behalf of

Sprint Power

We have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer, who will join a rapidly expanding organisation specialising in low-carbon vehicle engineering and technology. The successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company’s operational needs are met, considering the price, quality, and delivery, and ensuring continuity of supply.


The Buyer will:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
  • Provide analysis of costs
  • Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements
  • Adhere to any health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff, and visitors
  • Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation
  • Contribute to supplier performance reviews to ensure contract compliance
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues


The Buyer will have:

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification
  • Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding, and cost breakdown
  • Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/abilities
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders, and suppliers
  • Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem-solving abilities
  • Familiarity with SAP (USER) system would be beneficial
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