Materials Buyer

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Stockport, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH29009


Materials Buyer

South Manchester

Salary negotiable depending on level of experience

Role Profile

Cast UK are partnered with a leading clothing supplier based in Stockport to recruit a Raw Materials Buyer to join their growing team. The business recently won a number of major tenders therefore this is a newly created position to support growth, reporting into the Head of Supply Chain. The ideal candidate will have experience of import merchandising / imports processes and will have bought raw materials. You will have strong negotiation, organisational and planning skills and have the ability to project manage. You will be a strong relationship builder who works well with others to get the outcome needed and have a background in working with suppliers across ideally Asia. Strong Excel skills are also essential in order to hit the ground running. This is an exciting opportunity for a driven and confident individual to put their mark on a newly created position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop a comprehensive supplier base
  • Agree frame contracts with suppliers
  • Undertake price negotiations with suppliers
  • Establish purchasing terms with all suppliers
  • Raise purchase orders, manage order books
  • Manage raw material stock at the factories and reduce dead stock
  • Arrange regular meetings with main suppliers to discuss their innovations
  • Conduct benchmarks on main fabrics/trims
  • Raise all purchase orders and call off orders and maintain dates in the ERP system
  • Manage price data on ERP solution
  • Arrange shipments to required suppliers
  • Update system and suppliers with due dates
  • Liaise with finance re supplier payments

Experience, Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Raw materials buying (textiles / apparel) is essential
  • Shipping knowledge
  • Planning skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Import merchandising experience would be advantageous
  • Personable and confident
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Highly organised
  • Analytical

Client information

Our client is a clothing manufacturer based in Stockport.


Salary negotiable depending on level of experience

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in HR, Procurement, Buying, 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

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