Technical Buyer – Maternity Cover

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this role presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who wants to drive significant impact in the way procurement is executed within Mettler Toledo Safeline X-Ray Ltd. The Technical Buyer will have the responsibility of the daily procurement of materials with the ultimate aim to make sure that the right part is provided at the right time for the right cost and quality.

Key responsibilities include:
  • To be responsible for pro-actively identifying, escalating, and addressing risks to production requirements, supplier lead times, schedule stability, and planned deviation to expected inventory levels.
  • Manage supplier performance and relationships, both existing and new opportunities, and devise action plans for improvement for under achieving suppliers.
  • Establish, maintain and monitor Supply Chain KPI’s to optimize SCM performance in support of MRP requirements.
  • Support and manage invoice queries related to the above procurement functions. Also, attend weekly Teams meeting with the AP department.
  • Negotiate price, payment terms, and delivery terms for assigned supplier base to meet yearly MPI goal. 
  • Identify and project manage alternative material cost initiatives with regards to outsourcing, sub-contracting, insourcing, and e-supply chain to minimize cost and risk while maintaining product integrity and quality.
  • To support Engineering in the effective implementation of new parts, ensuring MRP demand is accurate and coordinating the appropriate run out and ramp up of stock to ensure minimum financial impact due to part obsolescence.
  • Reduce outstanding obsolescence and end of life material challenges while ensuring the inventory holding is adhering to company targets.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Logistics, Business Administration, or related field. 
  • 3-5 years of experience in a technical procurement role, managing supplier relationships, facilitating supplier selection and sourcing new components, assemblies and systems. 
  • Experience with SAP and a good working knowledge of material management systems including MRP.
  • Ability to read and comprehend various engineering drawings of both fabrication and electrical commodity. 
  • Ability to deliver and document supplier development plans.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and influencing skills and ability to interact with suppliers, peers, employees, and external agencies.
  • Delivery focused - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • Resilient, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Our Offer to You

  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee bonus scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Work in a state of the art building

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our global workforce, which reflects the diversity in the many countries in which we operate internationally. Our commitment to Equal Opportunity and Diversity begins with our recruitment and selection process. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch by email to so that we can make alternative arrangements for you. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here.

For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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East of England


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Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray Limited

Greenfield, Royston Business Park Royston SG8 5HN United Kingdom

+44 1763 257 900