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Job Details
  • 4781
  • Luxfer MEL Technologies
  • Swinton (Greater Manchester)
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary in the region of £30,000 to £35,000 + attractive benefits


Luxfer MEL Technologies is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of Magnesium and Zirconium based products and services to technology industries worldwide.

We are a forward-thinking business with approximately 300 employees across the UK & US, and you’ll be joining our site based in Swinton, Greater Manchester.

Zirconium chemicals are produced at the Swinton site from a range of raw materials to service a number of niche markets including automotive, refinery, biomass, coatings, pharmaceutical and military/defence. Our lightweight magnesium alloys are machined or extruded to custom shapes and specifications to meet our customer requirements, and are used in high performance, safety critical aerospace, defence, healthcare, oil and gas and Formula 1.

The Package

As a Buyer you will receive a salary of in the region of £30,000 to £35,000, with the level dependent on experience, and you will have the potential to earn an annual bonus. You will also benefit from:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Participate in company share option scheme
  • Health care provision
  • Free on-site parking
  • Permanent contract, working 37 hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

The Role - Buyer

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, as a Buyer you will be primarily responsible for purchasing goods, materials and services, undertaking a proactive approach to procurement and driving improvement within our sourcing activities and processes.

Your duties will include, although not be limited to:

  • Reviewing existing categories of spend, identifying and prioritising product group areas for tender and renegotiation
  • Negotiating contracts, improving terms of business with suppliers and reviewing / reporting opportunities to deliver cost savings to the business
  • Engaging with stakeholders to understand requirements and gain input for procurement activities
  • Managing the supplier base, undertaking regular reviews using performance data
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding purchasing processes and new projects / activities, acting as an interface between them and other departments
  • Monitoring market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers and advising on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation
  • Providing analysis on costs, new and existing, and reviewing cost reduction activities

Our Requirements - Buyer

  • Proven experience as a Buyer, including maintaining supplier relationships
  • Either currently studying towards or have achieved a Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) qualification, and/or a relevant business or commercial degree
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft Excel to an advanced level (e.g. Pivot tables)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an analytical mindset

Although not essential, previous experience gained as a Buyer within a chemical industry or manufacturing environment would be highly advantageous.

More about us:

We are an innovative technology driven business where Customer First, Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Personal Development and Teamwork are our core values. At Luxfer we are passionate about what we do; the products we develop and manufacture and our long-term partnership with our customers.

All applications for this Buyer vacancy are to be submitted online.

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