Buyer Ref# V-58052

  • East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, UK
  • £28000 - £35000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-58052

Role Specification
Role Details

  • Title: Procurement Specialist
  • Grade / Level: Buyer
  • Reporting to (title): Head of Procurement
  • Job Family: Supply Chain
  • Division: Supply Chain
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Department: Supply Chain
  • Effective Date: ASAP

The company
My client, a market-leader in products and services for aircraft interior are Looking for a well accomplished Manufacturing Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis. Utilising the best industry specialists, they manufacture, maintain, design and certify cabin interiors for the biggest airlines around. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Buyer Purpose

To support the Head of Procurement in ensuring timely purchase orders and on-time, high-quality parts delivery.
This role encompasses administrative tasks and technical reviews of drawings and specifications to guarantee operational needs are met.

Buyer Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate concerns or developments within the supplier base and supply chains to the Head of Procurement.
  • Build relationships with key suppliers and monitor performance to ensure delivery, quality targets, and cost optimization.
  • Act as the primary point of contact with suppliers for order placement and specifications.
  • Manage and implement company MRP reports.
  • Maintain inventory at agreed reorder levels.
  • Review monthly reorder levels and place orders accordingly.
  • Maintain computerized systems with real-time supplier delivery data.
  • Identify new suppliers and their capabilities using the supplier evaluation process.
  • Continuously improve processes, particularly in cost reduction and inventory optimization.
  • Ensure orders are placed at the right time, for the right quantity, with on-time delivery, at the right location, and at the right quality.
  • Attend production meetings and line walks as required.
  • Participate in contract reviews to provide procurement input when necessary.
  • Generate reports for the Head of Procurement upon request.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to perform various tasks as directed by their line manager and aligned with the organization’s overall objectives.
Buyer Experience

  • Adept at building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Possesses excellent negotiation, communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills.
  • Analytical and numerically astute with proven problem-solving abilities.
  • Results-oriented with the ability to plan and deliver against deadlines.
  • Commercially and financially aware with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Possesses a solid foundation in functional skills and relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Experience in the Composites (desirable).


  • Relevant degree (preferred) or experience in a supply chain-related field.
  • Technical qualification or demonstrably equivalent experience.

Professional Experience:

  • Experience in a Procurement/Supply Chain role.
  • Experience working with ERP systems or databases.

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to work flexible hours to ensure production goals are achieved.
  • Willingness to travel when necessary to support operational needs.

Buyers please apply if you do have any questions then please email

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