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Supply Chain
Job Type:
West Lothian
Exact Salary:
£competitive + benefits
Date Posted:
22-Mar-2022 10:34 AM
Ref #:

CB Technology - Buyer


I am delighted to be working exclusively with CB Technology to support an exciting period of growth with the recruitment of a Buyer and a Senior Buyer. 

CB Technology is a specialist electronics contract manufacturer, focused on the assembly and testing of complex electronics with demanding performance characteristics. The company operates out of a state-of-the-art facility in Livingston and works with a broad spectrum of companies ranging from early-stage start-ups to blue-chip market-leading multinationals. The company has ambitious plans to continue the strong growth it has delivered over the last 5 years, and to support these plans we have a multi-year strategy focused on the continued development and investment in our capabilities, people, and customer base. 


  • Purchase materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets
  • Contact suppliers to progress orders, resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues and ensure dates are visible to other departments.
  • Ensure all order acknowledgments are received within 48 hours and updated in our MRP system (Emax)
  • Manage excess and obsolete stock and customer monthly reconciliation
  • Drive cost reductions in partnership with the supply base
  • Monitor Purchase Price Variance (PPV), and drive to achieve positive PPV.
  • Manage supplier open order book to ensure suppliers are adhering to delivery commits.
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunities to the business.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and promote positive communications.
  • Help to create/maintain supplier scorecards and report data accordingly
  • Attend daily production meetings and provide materials status for specific customers.
  • Work with key stakeholders including engineering, stores, quotes/sales, quality, and finance to support as required
  • Review the daily MRB and disposition as appropriate
  • Support others within the department in achieving departmental goals and objectives.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Should have experience as a buyer in a manufacturing environment.
  • CIPS Qualification or working towards desirable
  • Must be a team player that can interact with all levels within the organisation. Can manage workloads adapting to continual change.
  • Must be capable of networking and building strong relationships both internally and externally at all levels.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


  • Salary - £negotiable (depending on experience)
  • Hours of work 37.5 hours. 7.45am to 4.15pm Monday to Thursday and 7.45am to 1.15pm on a Friday.
  • Holiday entitlement is 30 days each year (1st January to 31st Dec) including public holidays.
  • Pension - the company operates an auto-enrolment pension scheme.

Apply below or get in touch with Lauren Dyer on 01506 517 242 or email lauren.dyer@escaperecruitment.com

Escape Recruitment are appointed recruiters for CB Technology and direct applications will be forwarded to Escape for consideration.

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