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JP No: 61
Job Title: Technical Purchasing Buyer
Department: Purchasing
Location: Aberdeen
Reporting to: Purchasing Manager
Responsible for: No line management responsibility

Job Purpose

The main purpose of this position is to assist in the purchase of all materials,  consumables and non-work order related purchases required whilst following the Companies authorisation and approval process.

Main Responsibilities (Purchasing)

  • To assist in the purchase of all materials, consumables and services required to maintain Production and Administration functions within the Company and maintain stock levels
  • Assist in the review of customer requirements related to the relevant product or refurbishment work to resolve any issues that differ from those previously expressed, and to ensure that the Company has the ability to meet the defined requirements.
  • Monitor the progress of purchase orders to ensure on-time completion and optimum financial control on all designated tasks.
  • Assist with the preparation of work pack information required for purchase order processing, including drawings, materials specifications etc.
  • Assist in the on-going development of MRP stock control system.
  • Assist in the Selection of suitable Vendors and maintain an Approved Vendors List in conjunction with QA
  • Maintain Purchase Order Records to verify compliance requirements
  • Monthly reconciliation of consignment stock with relevant AJT personnel.
  • To ensure adequate control on non-work order related purchases.
  • To optimise Company expenditure by appropriate selection of vendors in the provision of materials or service at the appropriate values.
  • Liaise with AJT staff to ensure the timely expedition of purchased materials and services
  • Maintain a safe and tidy working environment.
  • Carry out any other reasonable task as requested by Management

Recruitment Specification

Skills and Abilities (purchasing)

  • Must have an understanding of the operation of an engineering facility.
  • Must have the ability to read engineering drawings/ specifications
  • Must have excellent numeracy skills.
  • Must have a responsible attitude.
  • Must have the ability to plan and prioritise your own work.
  • Must have an understanding of computer systems, production plans including the use of spread sheets and word documents.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers, clients and AJT staff.
  • A working knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

Knowledge & Experience

  • Customer Care
  • You must have the ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner

Health & Safety

  • You have a personal responsibility for taking care of yourself and others and must comply with all relevant Health & Safety legislation
  • You must undertake any H&S relevant to the post

Environmental Competence and Awareness Responsibilities in compliance to the current revision of BS EN ISO 14001 and identified in:

  • AJT-EMS Manual
  • Training and Competence Matrices

Equality & Dignity at Work

  • You must have the ability to treat colleagues and customers with dignity and respect


  • You must be able to cultivate good working relationships with internal and external teams


  • You must have good organisational skills

Achievement of Results

  • You must be able to prioritise your own workload and that of others

Team Working

  • You must be resourceful and adaptable with the ability to work as part of a team

Decision Making & Problem Solving

  • You must have the ability to work on your own initiative

Any Additional Requirements

  • You must be able to meet the demands of the post and attend on a regular basis

Job Specific Training

  • This will be identified at the interview or induction process from the Training Matrices located in the AJT Management System under HRMS.


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