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Buyer

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic buyer to expand their range of skills and experience in a successful and growing company.  

The main purpose of the role will be to manage the supply base for the assigned categories of products, ensuring parts and material are available for production at the right place at the right time, and obtaining the best value from suppliers.  

The role will be based in Swatragh but will also have involvement with the manufacturing site in Burnley and may involve occasional travel to Burnley, and to suppliers in the UK.   

Crossland Tankers has grown from a tanker repairs and servicing company, providing maintenance services to local bulk liquid haulage companies into one of the largest tanker manufacturers within the UK and Ireland. In order to do this, we have created a high volume, fast-paced and multicultural workplace. We pride ourselves that we create a happy work environment where everyone is valued in order to create the best products for our customers.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in a relevant business role 

  • Good communication and negotiation skills  

  • Experience using an ERP system or similar business software 

  • Good MS Office skills, especially MS Excel 

  • Good organisational and time-management skills 

  • A qualification in a supply chain, engineering or manufacturing related subject would be very advantageous 

  • Membership of CIPS or a similar professional organisation would be advantageous  

What Crossland is Offering You

  • Attractive salary

  • Free life assurance scheme

  • Enhanced workplace pension scheme

  • Free onsite parking

  • Training and development opportunities

  • 20 days annual holidays plus 9 public holidays

Important Information
Date Posted: 11th May 2022
Closing Date: 30th May 2022
Industry: Manufacturing and Engineering
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

Outline of Main Responsibilities :

  • Identify material requirements, evaluate suitable sources, negotiate prices and place orders. 

  • Manage open order books with suppliers. 

  • Ensure parts and materials are available in line with production schedule, working closely with the Stores team on the Swatragh site. 

  • Manage several procurement categories and implement category strategies to maximise the value from each. 

  • Work closely with suppliers to improve cooperation and supplier performance. Identify and onboard new suppliers as required. 

  • Participate in the implementation of a new ERP system, becoming a key user for the Swatragh site. 

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Minimum three years’ experience in a relevant business role
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Legal entitlement to work in the UK

Desired criteria

  • Membership of CIPS or a similar professional organisation
  • A qualification in a supply chain, engineering or manufacturing related subject

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Time Management

Time Management

Motivation

Motivation

Communication

Communication

Crossland Tankers

Crossland is the home of tanker innovation. We don’t just create tankers that match our customer's precise exact requirements, we develop solutions that deliver real value; the guarantee of industry-leading quality that has become a Crossland trademark.

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When we first started out in business back in 1988, we were originally a tanker repair and servicing company, providing maintenance services to local bulk liquid haulage companies. However, although our resources were modest when we started out, our passion, determination, and ambition to succeed were always there in abundance. As a result, by the mid-1990s – building on our extensive repairs experience – we began to manufacture our very own tankers for the UK road industry at our factory in Swatragh, trading under the name Crossland Tankers Ltd.

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From here, our business grew year-on-year, culminating in the purchase of Massey tankers, in 2003. This not only gave us access to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, it also gave us a base within the UK mainland. Today, we employ over 130 people across our two manufacturing sites at Swatragh (Northern Ireland) and Burnley (Lancashire) and are one of the leading tanker manufacturers in the UK and Ireland. We are proud to have a wide range of customers in Ireland, the UK, the EU, and the Middle East.

Our benefits

We offer our employees a range of benefits including: Attractive salary based on candidates experience Free life assurance scheme Enhanced workplace pension scheme Onsite parking Training and development opportunities

Vacation/Paid time off

Retirement plan and/or pension

Office perks

Employee development programs

Casual dress

Free parking

Open office

Competitive salary

Life insurance

Buyer

Crossland is the home of tanker innovation. We don’t just create tankers that match our customer's precise exact requirements, we develop solutions that deliver real value; the guarantee of industry-leading quality that has become a Crossland trademark.