Career Opportunity: Buyer

Tuesday June 12th, 2018 TAGS:

Job title: Purchasing Buyer

About ASV:

ASV Global is the world leading developer of autonomous vessel technology. The company has delivered more than 100 systems which are now deployed all over the world in the service of the defence, oil & gas and scientific sectors. ASV Global is the industry’s most experienced, tested and successful developer, employing the smartest brains and the most agile minds to deliver safe, efficient, and reliable solutions.

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.

Our UK offices, manufacturing site and testing facilities are all based just outside Portsmouth, Hampshire.

The role:

Our Buyers 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.  This will suit an individual with good negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills, with a keen attention to detail and accuracy.

Essential experience: 

    • Purchasing experience, preferably within an engineering and manufacturing environment.
    • Working with suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues.
    • Providing analysis on costs and reviewing cost reduction activities.
    • Continuous improvement activity.
    • Contract negotiation, building, maintaining and managing supplier relationships.
    • Preparing and raising purchase orders and order schedules.
    • Compiling data relating to supplier performance.
    • Assessing and evaluating suppliers.
    • Managing change control process and procedures.
    • Monitoring and advising on risk or opportunity.


Desirable experience: 

    • Knowledge and experience of using an MRP/ERP system
    • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial.
    • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree
    • Carrying out supplier audits/visits.


Salary: Dependent on experience.

Location: Portchester, Hampshire, UK

To apply:

To discuss this role with further details , please e-mail your CV to

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