MRO / Consumables Buyer


Job Description

MRO and Consumables Buyer
Glasgow (onsite full time)
32,000 – 38,000

Role Profile

Are you a driven procurement or supply chain professional with a track record of delivering cost savings and operational improvements within manufacturing or engineering environments?

This newly created role is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of 8m MRO / Consumables spend for a manufacturing site in Glasgow. Although you will provide support for some day to day purchasing activities, the main focus of the role will be driving cost saving projects and managing supplier relationships.

What will the role involve?

  • Overseeing day to day purchasing activities as required by the site
  • Proactively identify opportunities for cost savings within both the supply chain and the internal manufacturing operation
  • Lead and deliver cost down projects, particularly looking at TCO (total cost of ownership) for MRO/Consumables purchases
  • Manage supplier relationships, tracking vendor performance through KPIs such as OTIF and NCRs, resolving issues as they occur
  • Manage inventory for MRO/ Consumables, maintaining accurate inventory data and determining MRP parameters such as min/max levels
  • Develop strong working relationships with other teams to effectively collaborate on internal projects

Ideal skills and experience

  • Proven hands-on experience in a Procurement / Supply Chain role within Manufacturing or Engineering
  • Ability to thrive in a technical manufacturing environment
  • Track record of delivering improvements and efficiencies in key areas such as Cost Savings, Supplier Performance and Inventory
  • Excellent relationship management and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Confident negotiation and influencing skills
  • Willingness to work onsite 5 days per week
  • Driving Licence (occasional business travel to other sites)


32,000 – 38,000 plus benefits

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Business Change & Transformation, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit (url removed)