Cheslyn Hay. Permanent.

£32k - 35k per year

Do you have experience as a Buyer? Are you looking for a new challenge within a manufacturing company? – If so, then we may just have the right role for you!

Owen Payne Recruitment are seeking an experienced Buyer to join a leading manufacturing client on a permanent basis located the Walsall area.

The buyer role will be responsible for the procurement and management of inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.  

Company Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus Birthday
  • Critical health cover
  • Health insurance
  • Death in service cover
  • Free onsite parking
  • Permanent role from day 1


  • Build and maintain supplier relationships, providing clear communication on day to day procurement activities.
  • Liaise with customers as applicable when making supply chain decisions .
  • Escalate issues that cannot be resolved within the wider team to the Procurement Manager.
  • Manage demand report on a daily basis to ensure any demand is captured and placed in accordance with MOQ/MOV/Lead Time information and receipts are being managed against changing demand
  • Update/establish safety stock levels in BC against up to date/forecasted demand to achieve continuity of supply
  • Work with current/potential suppliers to negotiate cost reduction
  • Reject/defer cost increases from suppliers via negotiation
  • Identify methods to increase buying power with selected suppliers to increase preferential terms and in turn, result in cost reduction/supplier consolidation.
  • Ensure payment terms are in line with/exceed standard terms with all suppliers.
  • Negotiate discounted terms and rebate agreements to offer PP advantageous terms.
  • Manage spend to limit the amount of stock being held at PP, including obsolescence.
  • Manage suppliers against requested/promised date information in accordance with Procurement objectives
  • Any variances that cannot be resolved to be escalated through the appropriate channels
  • Increase stock turns by introducing stock management tools such as VMI, Min/Max, Kanban, SLA.
  • Update suppliers with appropriate forecast and anticipated demand levels and prep the supply chain in anticipation of PO placement at PP.
  • To work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to establish and maintain working relationships.
  • Support/facilitate project work when required
  • Demonstrate core values

Hours of work:

  • 08:00– 17:45 (Monday – Thursday)
  • 08:00 – 12:00 (Friday)


  • £32,0000.00-35,000.00 per year

If you are interested in this role, please apply online or call 01902 714122 to speak Jodie.