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Senior Buyer

Job Introduction

Driven by innovation, committed to net zero, and with a passion for excellence, BRUSH Group provides agile and adaptive engineering solutions to a wide range of electrical infrastructure projects.

As part of BRUSH Switchgear Supply Chain team, the Senior Buyer will manage the supply chain partners.  This will include building and maintaining competitive, long-term partnerships whilst securing optimal cost, quality, and delivery times.

This role requires a very proactive person, with great attention to detail and a flexible mindset.  The Senior Buyer will report to the Supply Chain Manager, Hawtin Park.

Role Responsibility

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies and plans in line with company goals and objectives.
  • Closely manage on time delivery of components to operations, work with S&OP planning process.
  • Supply chain data management, date mining and report key KPIs on supply chain matrix.
  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers and negotiate contracts, terms, and pricing agreements to ensure favorable terms and conditions and the associated onboarding processes.
  • Manage and maintain relationships with existing suppliers, monitoring their performance and addressing any issues that may arise.
  • Progress and expediting deliveries from vendors/suppliers.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify trends, market conditions, and potential risks and opportunities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand their requirements and provide procurement solutions that meet their needs.
  • Purchases of raw materials, components, and other goods required. 
  • Lead vendor audits.
  • Monitor inventory levels, track deliveries, and ensure on-time delivery of goods and services.
  • Evaluate supplier performance and conduct regular performance reviews to ensure compliance with contractual agreements.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and implement strategies to optimize procurement processes and reduce expenses.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, new products, and market conditions to make informed purchasing decisions.
  • Participate in project progress/status review meetings.
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases, contracts, and supplier information.
  • Actively drive the adaptation and implementation of BRUSH’s supply chain processes and procedures.
  • Participate in training as may be required for enablement, skill improvement, or because of the introduction of new systems, equipment, policies, etc. as determined by the business.
  • Handle information of a confidential and sensitive nature.
  • The job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive and you may be required to undertake various duties as may reasonably be required of you by the business.

The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications or Functional Experience

  • At a minimum qualified to HNC level.  Degree desirable.
  • Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS).
  • Proven purchasing experience in a fast-paced engineering manufacturing environment.
  • Membership of an appropriate purchasing professional body.
  • Business finance and negotiation skills
  • Computing skills with advance excel knowledge.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills with an eye for detail.
  • Organised, flexible and ready to accept responsibility and ownership.
  • Competent in problem solving, planning and decision making with a methodical approach.
  • Commercially awareness, financial understanding and cost control.
  • Able to work upon direction or autonomously.
  • SAGE X3super user at data mining, supply chain essential KPI controls. Maintain accurate data and manage the system. Business analytical experience.
  • Positive attitude with drive and determination to make a difference.
  • Full driver’s licence.

About the Company

BRUSH Switchgear provide agile and adaptive engineering solutions and products, including consultancy services, design, and project management as well as award-winning product technology, to a wide range of projects.

A chosen partner for national and regional power generation and distribution network operators, through innovation and a commitment to delivering solutions that address grid-resilience and drive system change, we support the global drive to net-zero, helping create a future-proof Infrastructure.



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