Senior Buyer – Mechanical

Senior Mechanical Buyer – Permanent Buckinghamshire – £35,000 – £45,000

Excipion is currently recruiting for a leading technology developer within the Defence and Aerospace industry. Our client is actively recruiting a Senior Mechanical Buyer on a permanent basis for their expanding team in Buckinghamshire.

As the Senior Mechanical Buyer you should have a passion for purchasing with a successful track record in this area. CIPS qualification would be an advantage, or the willingness to study this alongside your role.

You will need to be an excellent relationship builder with the ability to negotiate win-win situations with both internal and external customers. Experience purchasing Mechanical Components and Machinery within the Aerospace/Defence/Enginerring sector is a must.

As a Senior Mechanical Buyer your key responsibilities will include:

Ensuring the effective procurement of materials, components, major work packages and services.
Coordinating the procurement activities for designated Commodities.
Managing the end to end supply chain relationship with a specified group of vendors.
Ensure the best possible quality, cost, delivery and overall supplier reliability.
Building and managing effective supplier management processes and strong supplier relationships.
Researching vendors and developing new and alternative sources of supply.
Managing day to day procurement activities
Participating in Continuous Improvement Projects

The successful candidate will come from a Aerospace/Defence/Engineering background. You will need to be experience in a Buyer/Procurement/Purchasing role and either hold a CIPS qualification or have the willingness to study. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong professional relationships is also required as is the ability to analyse data. The ideal candidate will be prepared to challenge current ways of working and looking for continual improvement.

This position is likely to suit a Buyer or Senior Buyer or Category Manager or Commodity Manager.

For more information please contact Ben Vokes on 02392 314696 or email on

STR Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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