Temp to Perm Buyer | Rugby | up to £19 per hour

  • Job Reference: m7767
  • Date Posted: 30 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Love Success plc
  • Location: rugby, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £18.00 to £19.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Administrator/ Office Assistant/ Data Entry
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: temp to perm
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Long-term temporary to permanent Buyer based in Rugby Temp £16.83 per hour with the possibility of going permanent £35,000 per annum fully office based.

One of my well-established rail infrastructure clients based in Rugby is looking to recruit a Buyer, this will be a long temp to perm role. You will be responsible for purchasing spares and management of the supplier base for non-strategic purchases of products and services for Rail Grinding/ Rail Milling. The role supports the procurement function and is responsible for the inventory management and supply of materials and services required to support the maintenance and operation of the rail grinding fleet on time and within budget.

The post holder will have responsibility for ensuring compliance with business governance, and that all mandatory and company 'Safety, Quality & Environmental' standards are implemented and adhered to.

The role:

  • Management of data for stock items, including lead time, cost, primary and secondary supplier, setting maximum and minimum levels alongside other key information
  • Material quotes & Purchase requisitions are raised in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that stock is ordered promptly following usage to avoid stockouts.
  • The client's FAMS system is kept up to date with product purchases and stock holding.
  • Maximise availability of material whilst minimising stock levels & aligning with stock holding levels.
  • Maintaining high levels of accuracy through stocktakes.
  • Ensuring key items have the correct level of stock available at all times.
  • Escalating any persistent supplier performance issues to the Procurement Team
  • Reorder supplier details are updated on the business system.
  • The repairable float is managed throughout the supply chain & business system.
  • Warranties and rejections are managed by the rail grinding engineers through to the conclusion.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain accurate warehouse document control to satisfy audit criteria.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to establish KPIs required by Colas Rail Ltd.
  • Compliance with ISO 9001 and 14001 Quality and Environmental procedures.
  • Work closely with finance to ensure budget targets are met.
  • To work safely with due regard to their own and other people's well-being.
  • At all times wear personal protective equipment appropriate to the tasks being carried out.
  • Comply with all local and company rules or instructions on safety matters.
  • Participate in a positive manner in all company safety initiatives.
  • Attend safety briefing sessions as required by the company.
  • Present themselves for duty promptly and fit to carry out their duties as required by the company policy and procedures.
  • Co-ordination of all overhauled equipment to support rail grinding fleet engineering maintenance From time to time if the need arises be prepared to lodge away from home for a limited period in order to fulfil business requirements.
  • When driving company vehicles, do so within the bounds of the Highway Code and any appropriate company instructions or procedures.


  • You must have previous store/warehouse procedures knowledge & experience as well as stock control.
  • Your strong analytical and problem-solving skills will make you the ideal candidate.
  • Experience in the use of material management functions in the business system is essential.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, in particular Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of quality systems and management
  • In possession of a clean road vehicle driving license
  • Experience in managing and developing staff.

You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as good negotiation skills and an analytical mind. You will be able to work safely and under your own initiative without supervision as well as possessing a structured methodical approach to problem solving. A willingness to continue personal development through training is a must as well as having an inquisitive mind and being prepared to challenge and think outside of the recognised cultural norm on procedures and practices.

Please only apply if you are available to start next week as a PAYE temp on an ongoing basis and have all the above experience and skills.

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