Senior Buyer

  • Permanent
  • Haddenham
  • £40k - 45k per year USD / Year

Hudson Shribman

Senior Buyer

Our client is looking for a Senior Buyer from the Electronics manufacturing Industry. The company provides electronic manufacturing services for complete product lifecycles, specialising in PCB and PCBA for industries such as greentech, medtech and industrial sectors.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, The Senior Buyer will be responsible for purchasing goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company’s operational needs are met; considering price, quality, and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.


  • Purchase goods, materials, components & services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets (metals and plastics commodities)
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials; communicating any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on customer fulfilment
  • Enable effective supplier selection, assessment, performance, and improvement
  • Support in conducting UK and overseas supplier performance reviews
  • Focus on materials cost reduction through effective cost modelling – PPV
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices, and terms of business with suppliers, and review opportunities to make business savings
  • Quote and price up new parts (fabrication metals and plastics) for allocated NPI projects; supporting NPI as required to influence sourcing and tooling decisions
  • Implement the company’s supply chain strategy, working to establish cohesive ways of working between the UK and overseas team
  • Develop ideas and initiatives to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance, and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.




  • Sound experience of buying and negotiating best value commodities within a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings
  • Strong sourcing knowledge of plastics, metals, electronics and/or fasteners
  • Ability to develop sound business relationships with suppliers & customers
  • Excellent communication skills (written/oral); providing clarity on expectations
  • Skilled to drive for strong commercial results, and delivery of cost-effective solutions
  • Capable of conflict management and problem resolution
  • Very organised, able to co-ordinate and oversee completion of multiple tasks
  • Able to handle pressure and meet tight deadlines; managing varied customer needs
  • Confident to work cross-functionally on business and NPI projects; providing advice and technical knowledge where required
  • Strong work ethic demonstrating respect and integrity at all times with commitment to company and people values – Customer focus, Quality, Integrity & Honesty, Ownership, Valuing People, teamwork and Effective Communication
  • Business or technical qualification to degree level preferred.


  • Monday to Thursday: 08:30am to 17:00pm and Friday 08:30am to 13:30pm
  • Holiday: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, Booking by the hour, Extra days for long service
  • Pension Scheme: Auto-enrolment with NEST (5% + 3% contributions)
  • Life Cover – Death in service cover from day 1 (x3 annual salary)
  • Wellbeing Support – Free & confidential access 24/7 to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Parking Free – onsite parking with EV charging facilities

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