Junior Buyer

Tods Defence is a specialist manufacturer of advanced composite structures for the marine defence industry. Based in Portland, Dorset, we have been producing sonar domes, acoustic windows and coatings, and other complex structures for over 60 years. We work with exciting technologies and materials to design and build advanced composite structural components and assemblies. We are seeking a Junior Buyer to join our Procurement team at our site in Portland, Dorset.

This is a broad role, encompassing both buying and support to the Goods-Inwards and Stores function where required.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the Supplier Approval Database in line with the Business Management System
  • Raising purchase orders in line with contract review process, authorisation procedures and best VFM
  • Raise indirect purchase orders in accordance with BMS including, but not limited to, service agreements and capital expenditure
  • Download and analyse data in relation to requirements and follow up accordingly
  • Confirm materials availability and pricing for estimate and bid review
  • Update MACS system with accurate current information, attend visualisation meetings to report on shortages, recover plans and problem suppliers
  • Assist in the management of stock in line with production requirements to support 100% OTIF to internal customers
  • Support the bid team in RFQ
  • Support goods inwards and despatch as and when required.

Personal requirements

  • Experience in purchasing, expediting and order book management, preferably in the Defence sector
  • Experience in goods-inwards, stores and despatch
  • Computer literate, Windows based with knowledge of MRP systems
  • Awareness of ISO9001 and AS9100 Business Quality Management
  • Good communicator, both internally and externally with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to manage a number of priorities and reprioritise to meet changing needs/circumstances
  • Good concentration level and attention to detail
  • Reliable and consistent, with the ability to use own initiative and work cross-functionally
  • A good team player with a flexible attitude to work load


Please state your salary expectation in your application. Please note, applications via agencies will not be considered.

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