Buyer, London

Date: 20/09/2022
Place of work: London, United Kingdom

Job Title: Buyer

Reference: MET220003

Job Location: Mayfair, London

Job type/Contract: Permanent

Salary range: Competitive salary within the Industry

Benefits: Standard Benefits provided (transportation allowance, pension scheme, medical insurance)


The candidate will take part to and support the procurement activity services related of spare parts for industrial equipment (oil & Gas and petrochemical) performed by the British branch on behalf of the Italian group.

The purpose of the Buyer/Logistic assistant is to contribute to the delivery of the purchasing strategy.

The successful candidate will ensure the supply chain is managed in a pro-active, robust and outcome led way. You will be required strong motivation, communication and negotiation skills to perform in a dynamic and demanding work environment.

Duties and responsibilities

Managing new enquiries: including selecting suppliers, evaluating total cost of acquisition, negotiation, production/manufacturing and logistics. Planning work throughput, responding to and controlling change to ensure appropriate prioritisation of tasks.

Ensure proper use of the procurement procedures and follow up administration.

Effectively manage budget of purchasing process to maintain best price.

Lead the projects to make them happen, problem solving, trouble shooting, risk assessments, offering up solutions, ensuring that they are delivered on time, within budget and to required quality levels.

Ensuring appropriate quality assurance is maintained.

Maintain standards, polices, documentation, systems and procedures to ensure the continued development of the supply function.

Knowledge & Qualifications

University degree


2-5 year experience as buyer, purchasing/procurement process. Best in an industrial context.

Skills and Abilities

Proficiency of common software packages

MS Excel expert

Able to deal quickly and effectively with large amount of information

Well organised, methodical, patient, determined, used to stressful situations

Attention to details and correct execution of processes. Rigorous attitude to the tasks

Sharp communication skills

Fluent English

Special Requirements and Comments

Only local candidates with significant experience, consistent with the relevant field, will be considered for this position.

Only spontaneous candidates will be considered for this role.

Right to work in UK.

The information submitted shall include:

- nationality

- notice period (weeks)