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As Buyer you will be responsible for providing support to meet business goals on inventory and service. You will support all purchasing/procurement activities to ensure that purchasing goods and services to the site are cost effective and at the required level to satisfy the needs of the factory.

Key Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning the purchase of goods and raw materials based on company supply chain requirements, and in line with company strategy.
  • Issuing purchase orders in line with Purchasing Authority mandate.
  • Monitoring deliveries and stock levels.
  • Sourcing and qualifying best suppliers in terms of quality-cost ratio.
  • Negotiate economic and contractual conditions, i.e., time, cost, quantities, delivery terms, SLAs and selection of the appropriate supplier.
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Monitor supplier performance.
  • Conduct annual supplier status check.
  • Monitor spend vs budgets. Ongoing cost control and cost saving activities and projects.
  • Analyse market trends and pricing trends.
  • Research and identify potential new suppliers.
  • Set up and maintain Approved Supplier Lists
  • Work with QA, SHE & Other Dept. Heads as necessary to determine and set the specification for goods and services.
  • Work with Quality and R & D, evaluating the purchase and introduction of new items into the business.
  • Produce reports on purchasing department activities.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of transactions for accounting, audit and inventory control purposes.

Are you an experienced purchasing professional with previous manufacturing experience? Are you a strong team player with great communication and negotiation skills ready for your next challenge? If so, get in touch.

To succeed in this role, you will need:


  • General purchasing experience of tender process and bid management.
  • Data analysis skills
  • Strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple assignments at any given time.
  • Highly motivated, organised individual who can work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent IT skills especially Microsoft Excel


  • Experience in the plastics industry
  • CIPS qualification

Equal Opportunities:

Centriforce Product Limited is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

Download: Buyer – February 2021

To apply for this role, please attach a current CV and covering letter below.

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