MacArthur Recruitment

  • Workington, Cumbria
  • £21,000-23,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
Project Buyer – Workington, Cumbria

Looking to use your buying experience with a growing company? MacArthur Recruitment is seeking a Project Buyer to work on our client’s project team, responsible for contracts. This is a great opportunity.

Overview of the role of Project Buyer

The purpose of this role is to source, as required, all items required by the Project team within the business, in accordance with procedures, and to best possible commercial terms.

Overview and accountabilities for the role of Project Buyer :

  • Negotiate agreements for the supply of goods and services to meet project requirements at optimum costs.
  • Source items as necessary to ensure that all relevant items/services are available to deliver all projects on time, and at minimum cost.
  • Identify new and alternative sources of supply to avoid over dependence on too few suppliers and maintain market competitiveness.
  • Support the monitoring of supplier performance to ensure that they conform to the conditions of contract and that they remain as viable businesses capable of meeting the company’s needs.
  • Initiate and negotiate annual contracts for specified goods and services to provide project engineers with call off facilities that meet their needs cost effectively.
  • Liaise with Project Managers, Project Engineers, Stores, and Operational personnel to gain a full understanding of their needs and brief them on improved sources of supply.

Qualifications and Skills for the role of Project Buyer

  • Experience working in a purchasing environment
  • Negotiating of contracts
  • Excellent communication and attention to detail


  • Experience in a manufacturing / engineering environment, nuclear, etc
  • Member of relevant professional institute or willing to work towards this – CIPS

Why work for our client as a Project Buyer?

  • Variety of work and projects
  • Salary : £21,000 – £23,000, negotiable DoE
  • 35 days holiday pa
  • Further career development and training opportunities
  • Positive working environment with a successful company
  • Full time role Mon-Fri, 36.5 paid hours per week.
  • Pension 6% ER and EE

For more information, or to apply for the position of Project Buyer, please contact Steph on , ideally with a copy of your CV, or call 01768 800260.

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