Career Opportunity: Purchasing Buyer

Friday January 12th, 2018 TAGS:

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.

Job title: Purchasing Buyer

About ASV Global:

We are a rapidly expanding, world leading company, specialising in the design, build and operation of autonomous boats and control systems. We build technologically advanced, innovative products to solve the problems that others can’t.

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.

Location: Portchester, Hampshire UK (view on map)

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.

Responsible to: Managing Director

Salary: Dependent on experience

To apply: To discuss this role and further details, please email your CV to

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