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Barnstaple w/ hybrid working
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Between £30k - £40k per annum. DOE + Benefits inc half day Friday, flexi time, hybrid working etc

About The Role


Barnstaple based (with a mix of office and home-based working)


We are SEA.

Engineered to protect. We protect what matters - our nations, our waters, our land, our cities, our people, our environment, our world.


Join us.

As a buyer, you will be required to support the continuing upward trend of orders and growth within SEA, whilst focusing on supplier relationship management within the Supply Chain function.

What we offer

Your work, your contribution, deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Have a look at the benefits we offer:


Work life balance:

  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus buy and sell
  • Up to 16 days flexi leave accrual
  • Half day Fridays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive special paid leave
Family & wellbeing:
  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • Group Pension Plan of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing centre
  • Sports & Social activities
  • Employee Discounts portal - online and instore discounts, travel savings etc
  • Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Life assurance policy
  • Publication and recruitment bonus rewards
  • Development opportunities, including LinkedIn learning
Facilities & resources:
  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites
  • Private seated lunch areas
  • Onsite bistro (Barnstaple office) and free hot and cold beverages
  • Onsite showers and toiletries provision
  • Free onsite parking


What you’ll be doing

Ensuring that best value procurement is undertaken and that materials, products or services are fit for purpose and available within the timescales required complying with overall SEA governance. Sourcing products or services, in line with production demand raised from ERP system or purchase requests raised from other business areas

  • Obtain competitive quotations through requests or tenders
  • Negotiate and agree individual orders or contracts e.g. Price, Quantity, Services, Delivery, Quality, Time Scales etc
  • Develop strong relationships with our suppliers to ensure that our business goals are achieved
  • Carry out any other tasks as required by the Supply Chain Manager appropriate to the job function


The skills you need

  • Previous relatable experience within a manufacturing or engineering business
  • Have good interpersonal skills and ability to engage with key stakeholders across the organisation
  • Good working knowledge of procurement practices, contract structure, terms and conditions, sub-contract considerations, funding and payment plans
  • Have good negotiation skills and experience of managing suppliers
  • An astute analytical ability to identify commercial risks and opportunities, and an ability to devise a flexible range of mitigations
  • Resilient and calm under pressure with the ability to work to tight deadlines


Join us and be part of something smaller - with 300 people in the UK and Canada - doing something bigger: protecting what matters. 


If you would like to know more, please give our Recruitment Business Partner Kelly-Ann a call on 01373852083.





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