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Buyer (Direct Materials)

Job Title: Buyer (Direct Materials)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Aimee Gleave
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Buyer (Direct Materials)
£35,000 - £40,000

Role Profile

Cast UK are looking to recruit a passionate Procurement professional to join a Manufacturing business in Stoke-on-Trent as a Buyer.

This is an end to end Procurement role, and key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all Procurement activity (cradle to grave) for key product areas
  • Deliver cost savings and continuous improvements across the supply chain
  • Liaise with Manufacturing teams to define technical specifications
  • Manage tender processes and supplier selection
  • Negotiate contractual agreements and commercial terms
  • Raise POs, expedite deliveries and resolve operational issues with the supplier base

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience as a Buyer within a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Passion for continuous improvement and strategic Procurement
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen, with confidence to negotiate and agreed contractual terms
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings
  • MCIPS or part CIPS qualification


Manufacturing business based in Stoke-on-Trent


£35,000 - £40,000

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit