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An exciting role is currently available for a Buyer (Junior Buyer would also be considered) working in a key department within Hochiki. In a busy but rewarding supply chain office, the successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing integral production parts, vendor monitoring and control and the continual cost reduction practices under the Procurement Supervisor.

Who you’ll report to

Procurement Supervisor


What you’ll be doing:

  • Raising orders for materials & services efficiently
  • Expediting deliveries to ensure continuity of supply
  • Liaising with suppliers and monitoring their performance on delivery & quality
  • Building close relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Promoting & abiding by best procurement practices
  • Supporting the Procurement Manager and Procurement Supervisor with projects & cost down activities
  • Support management of inventory and stock levels to meet customer requirements
  • Reconcile invoice/Purchase Order differences with accounts dept and supplier.
  • Undertake additional duties that may be required by the organisation



Who you’ll be working with

Internal Departments, up to Director level

Other Hochiki sites globally

External suppliers

Person Specification


We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated and have a passion to contribute to the success of Hochiki. In addition to this, you will possess the following:



  • Essential:
  • Desirable: Desire to undertake CIPS qualification 



  • Essential: Experience in working in a manufacturing environment
  • Desirable: Experience of working in purchasing or procurement function



  • Essential:
  • Desirable: Knowledge of production components sourcing


Technical skills

  • Essential: Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook with the ability to learn bespoke systems and programmes
  • Desirable: Experience of using an MRP system


Personal qualities

  •  Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to perform well under pressure, achieve goals and  meet deadlines
  • A good team player able to work with minimum supervision

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