Buyer (Electronic Manufacturing/Engineering Company)

  • Job ref: 109/00467
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Location: Lewes
  • Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Recruiting office: Brighton & Eastbourne
  • Date posted: 7 November 2023

Job details

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Lewes
  • Job Ref: 109/00467
  • Salary: 30000.00 - £40000.00 per year

We are looking for a Buyer with a background in buying electronics and metalwork, within an electronic manufacturing / engineering company.   To work  for a family-owned company, in Lewes.  The post-holder will report to the Purchasing Manager, and will have the necessary experience to interpret the ERP system and place purchase orders to meet the delivery dates and needs of the business.

  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday, flexible start/finish times (7.00-7.30 am to 3.30-4.00 pm)

Key requirements:

  • Background in working for an electronic manufacturing/engineering company
  • Ability to read technical drawing
  • Experience of working with ERP systems
  • Excellent communicator, able to communicate instructions
  • Ability to work independently and under own initiative
  • Flexible, positive and proactive approach


  • Place purchase and expedite orders to fulfil MRP and project demand
  • Maintain MRP part and purchase order information
  • Ensure invoice queries are resolved so payment can be released in line with agreed terms
  • Liaise effectively with other key departments – R&D, Sales, Stores and accounts
  • Visit, establish and build good working relationships with suppliers
  • Conduct audits as required
  •  Identify and source alternative components
  • Verify bill of materials details are correct, highlighting discrepancies to senior management, with any new workflows entered onto ERP system
  • Regular review of production shortages and overdue purchase orders

Preferred skills:

  • Leadership – set a high standard of positivity, professionalism and work ethic
  • Excellent standards of written and verbal communication
  • Computer literate, able to create & maintain MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents
  • Understanding of engineering drawings
  • Good organisational skills and a practical approach
  • Experience of using ERP system

Desirable skills:

  • Experience working with Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics365
  • Experience of electronic procurement
  • Experience of working within cross functional teams


  • Annual salary range £30,000 to £40,000 p.a. depending on experience,
  • Pension (3% employee, 6% employer)
  • 22 days holiday per year, increasing to 27 days with long-service (5 years)
  • Private medical cover (after probation)
  • Two annual fully funded staff events (Summer/Christmas)
  • Cycle to work scheme

If interested please contact Lea, Jen, or Brad on 01273 597999 (Mon to Fri 9-5) or apply with a CV below!

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