Career Opportunity: Buyer

Thursday August 2nd, 2018 TAGS: ,

Job Title:  Buyer

About ASV Global:

We are a fast paced, rapidly expanding, world leading company specialising in the design, build and operation of unmanned boats and their control systems. We operate in the military, energy and research sectors and build innovative, technologically advanced products to solve difficult problems.

Our head office just outside Portsmouth, Hampshire provides a perfect location for the development and testing of our products.

Our success is due to the people we employ – if you’re smart, adaptable, highly productive, a team player and relish the challenge that comes with solving difficult problems then ASV Global is for you.


Portchester, Hampshire UK

The role:

Our buyers work within our materials team and are responsible for purchasing goods, materials and services for our fast-paced manufacturing site based in Portchester.

We are looking for an individual with exceptional communication skills and the ability to work closely with others.  Good negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills, keen attention to detail are key.  The role is suited to an individual who will enjoy the variety and challenges of working within an exciting area of technology.

This position offers the ideal opportunity for a buyer who is looking to progress into a more strategic procurement role.



  • Purchasing experience, preferably within an engineering and manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of using an MRP/ERP system.
  • Contract management and negotiation.
  • Providing analysis on costs and reviewing cost reduction activities (both direct and indirect).
  • Building, maintaining and managing supplier relationships.
  • Preparing and raising purchase orders and order schedules.
  • Assessing and evaluating new and existing suppliers including audits.
  • Compiling data relating to supplier performance.
  • Working to and creating departmental processes and procedures.
  • Monitoring and advising on potential supplier risk or opportunity.
  • Working with suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery and invoice issues.


  • Knowledge and experience of using 123 Insight (MRP/ERP system).
  • Strong understanding of Bills of Materials/Structures.
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification, or studying towards CIPS qualification.
  • Qualification in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Intermediate/expert knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Responsible to:

Materials Manager


Dependent on experience

To apply:

CVs with covering letter to

Downloadable PDF available here.

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