• belfast/ remote working combo
  • £ Salary £28000
  • Permanent
  • buyer -987
  • caroline.beck@premiere-agency.com


Salary £28000

hours – full time

permanent post


You will be a member of the Materials Department managing production procurement for one of our 3 value streams. You will be responsible for obtaining commitments and coordinating the procurement of all assigned material to support the factory; ensuring optimum quality, prices and delivery for defined parts required while minimizing inventory and maximizing supplier performance.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Expediting purchase orders and managing the integrity of supplier PO promise dates – hold supplier accountable for communicating purchase order fulfilment dates and expediting orders to ensure timely delivery

  • Proactively review open orders to identify supply problems (excess inventory and backorders) and negotiate with supplier directly to remedy the issues before they impact the Company

  • Ensure purchase process flow and management procedure are setup to comply with quality system request. Ensure the procedure has been fully followed

  • Purchase the material and follow up with the shipment to ensure the delivery on schedule Drive the cost reduction, support PPV, VAVE, Indirect and Logistics projects

  • Lead cross-functional savings projects, and drive/monitor savings projects to on time completion

  • Establish supplier performance measurements and report monthly performance data to users in operating companies

  • Work with QA Quality Assurance and materials team closely to focus on supplier quality improvement

  • Provide and communicate the right/accurate related material data to production for review

  • Plan material purchasing, manufacturing and shipment to ensure customer supply without any shortage

  • Control inventory at low level and meet business turns

  • Work with sales team closely to keep delivery flexible and achieve customer satisfaction

  • Gather spend data to identify trends and opportunities for consolidation and leverage

  • Prepare and execute bid packages utilizing RFIs, RFPs, and reverse auctions

  • Lead the selection of preferred suppliers in targeted spend categories and manage their performance to ensure they consistently meet operating companies’ requirements

  • Drive usage of Fortive’s preferred suppliers with new acquisitions and in targeted spend categories.

Experience / Qualifications:


  • 2 years minimum procurement/supply chain /customer service experience.

  • 2 years minimum experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.


  • A 3rd level business studies (or related) qualification.

  • Experience of managing internal stakeholder relationships.

  • Knowledge of Oracle business system would be advantageous.

Working Conditions:

  • Location: – Belfast

  • Reports to Materials Director

  • Fast paced Office environment