Buyer - Bristol

£30,000 to £40,000 (doe) + Benefits - Waste to Energy - Engineering
Ref: 413 Date Posted: Monday 15 Jul 2024

NSB Recruitment currently have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to work for an award-winning company in the waste to energy sector.

The Buyer will direct and coordinate purchasing, warehousing, goods receiving, inventory, & spares activities to control costs, reduce risks of delays and improve customer service and safety.

The role will continuously examine existing procedures for opportunities to streamline activities to meet system solution delivery requirements.

You will have daily responsibility for the entire vendor quoting / purchase order placement process & as the company grows, you will have a hand in recruitment of additional resource(s) to meet with the needs of the business.


  • Implement and manage the procurement process for the Business (both project and non-project expenditure.
  • Recommend and coordinate expediting activities and associated resources in order to minimise risk of delays.
  • Issue RFQs and oversee technical and commercial evaluations of supplier bids within the project timescales.
  • Create, negotiate and place Purchase Orders.
  • Provide the FD with detailed insight into upcoming financial commitments from Purchase order activity.
  • Review and amend Terms & Conditions for procured goods and services.
  • Expedite services and goods once procured.
  • Maintain and consult on project purchasing schedules and plans.
  • Implement and manage the Goods Receipt process/ Manage stock and inventory process.
  • Keep detailed records and forecasts for all procured expenditure.
  • Implement and manage Approved Vendor List process, ensuring full technical, quality and financial assessments of each supplier.
  • Present status of bought out goods and services by project or supplier.
  • Build and maintain relationships within the Business and with external parties, such as suppliers or distributors.

To be considered for this Buyer role, you will need the following:

  • Experience in a buying, expediting or procurement-based role, ideally in an engineering/ manufacturing setting.
  • Record of achievement in managing suppliers with respect to cost, lead-times, and post delivery service.
  • Ability to manage logistics of all aspects of supply chain, from product selection / development to the shipment of finished items.
  • Comfortable operating at all levels within discipline – from sourcing products and raising a P.O. to defining and delivering against vendor and supply chain strategy
  • Strong communication skills and the desire to build lasting relationships both within our business and with our global contact base.

Why apply for this Buyer role:

You will be part of a team that wants to make a difference! Our client has an award winning/ fast-growing presence in small scale waste to energy with diverse projects that are environmentally sustainable, implementing resilient infrastructure that is effective & positive.

They are working towards ZERO landfill, dealing with waste at source and recovering economic and environmental value.  Based in the UK but will ultimately have an international presence, with links to industry, academia and beyond. Giving you the opportunity to develop the role within an entrepreneurial & innovative team.

A small team of likeminded, driven professionals that are dedicated to the business goals.

In return the client can offer a competitive salary range £30,000 to £40,000 (doe) + benefits, along with challenging & diverse projects, career growth and international mobility, 25 days of holiday per year, great learning and development opportunities, bonus, Pension & Private Medical

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