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Buyer – Maternity Cover (Ref: 21810105)

The successful candidate will ensure that relevant direct material is purchased at the most competitive price to support the business and to provide general company-wide purchasing assistance as necessary.

Main duties include:

  • To support the Purchasing in all aspects of the Purchasing function.
  • To ensure that specified purchasing procedures are followed and appropriate accurate record are maintained.
  • To continually seek improvements in purchasing procedures and methods employed in line with the company’s strategic growth plans.
  • To be responsible for supplier interface including contracting, auditing and analysis, selection/de-selection and development.
  • To ensure adequate material sources.
  • To negotiate the keenest prices at the best quality in all dealings with suppliers.
  • To liaise with suppliers on a daily basis and develop strong supplier partnerships.
  • To liaise closely with all relevant departments as required.
  • To manage material costing and all associated material aspects on nominated customer programs.
  • To work closely with the materials control department in assuring the timely supply of materials into the company.
  • To represent the company at supplier meeting both internal and external as appropriate.
  • To travel to nominated trade fairs and vendor premises as and when deemed necessary.
  • Contribute to the overall team/departmental strategy.
  • Keep abreast of the latest innovations and developments.
  • Ensure compliance at all times with company and statutory requirements.
  • Participate in the day-to-day activities of the team and work effectively as a team member to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Meet performance measures and KPI’s set for you and your team.
  • Communicate in a timely and effective manner with members of your team and other parts of the business.
  • Participate in training opportunities.
  • Demonstrate Sensata’s values in behaviours and actions.
  • Produce the highest standard of work possible in accordance with the company’s IATF16949, OHSAS 18001, ISO14001, Sarbanes Oxley, Lean / 6s standards and any other standards that the company adheres to.
  • Work as a member of a team helping to implement and carry out all company working practices and Health, Safety and Environmental procedures.
  • Comply with all Sarbox controls throughout the organisation and understand and meet the key controls that are directly related to your day to day functions.
  • Carry out any other function necessary for the smooth running of the Department.

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 2-3 years similar recent experience in a purchasing role
  • Must possess a third level education
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good computer literacy including MS Office.
  • Excellent Negotiation skills
  • Ability to organise and manage purchasing activities


Desirable Criteria

  • Purchasing qualification
  • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
  • Experience in high volume manufacturing environment


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. As an Investor in People, Schrader is committed to the provision of training, development and promotion opportunities. A comprehensive Induction programme is also available to all our new employees.

Please note that all successful candidates must undergo a medical examination which includes a drugs test.

Schrader Electronics is an equal opportunities employer