Senior Buyer - Castings

Sulzer

Senior Buyer - Castings

Salary Not Specified

Sulzer, Leeds

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 0ffa0012c5f5499d89da219a869fa591

Full Job Description

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for casting materials, including but not limited to ferrous and non-ferrous castings.

  • Identify, evaluate, and onboard new casting suppliers, conducting thorough assessments of capabilities, capacities, and quality assurance processes.

  • Negotiate pricing, terms, and contracts with suppliers to achieve cost savings and mitigate risks while maintaining quality standards.

  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including engineering, production, and quality assurance teams, to align procurement activities with project requirements and timelines.

  • Monitor supplier performance, including on-time delivery, quality, and compliance with contractual obligations, and implement corrective actions as necessary.

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives in the casting supply chain, leveraging industry best practices and innovative solutions to optimize processes and enhance efficiency.

    Previous experience in Procurement with a focus on casting materials within a manufacturing or engineering environment is essential.

  • Proven track record of sourcing and procuring casting components, including experience with supplier identification, qualification, and contract negotiation.

  • Strong understanding of casting processes, materials, and specifications, with the ability to interpret engineering drawings and technical requirements.

  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and relationship-building skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.

  • Pragmatic mindset with a focus on driving continuous improvement and achieving operational improvement.

  • Professional certifications such as CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) or APICS (Association for Supply Chain Management) desirable.

    Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. With a rich history spanning over a century, we specialize in providing innovative solutions in pumping, mixing, separation, and application technologies. Our commitment to advancement, sustainability, and continuous improvement drives us to deliver value to our customers across various industries worldwide. Sulzer is seeking a experienced Buyer specializing in Castings to join our vibrant procurement team in Leeds. As a Senior Buyer, you will play a crucial role in the sourcing and procurement process for casting components, ensuring the timely and cost-effective acquisition of materials while maintaining the highest standards of quality and supplier performance.

    A competitive basic salary

  • A generous annual leave entitlement of 33 days, plus additional service days.

  • Person bonus scheme

  • A defined contribution pension scheme.

  • Recognition through our Long Service Award.

  • An Employee Assistance Programme dedicated to supporting your well-being.

  • Exclusive discounts on a variety of retail, entertainment, and lifestyle options.

  • Continuous learning and development prospects to further your career.

  • Access to an onsite gym and a subsidized canteen for your health and convenience.


  • Joining the Sulzer in Leeds means becoming part of a lively team that thrives on growth and modernization. This vibrant group has created this exciting opportunity, reflecting our commitment to nurturing talent and offering avenues for future career development. Our Leeds facility stands out as one of the largest in the UK, boasting a diverse range of divisions and a culture of collaborative working. With substantial investment in our site and a team of dedicated professionals, we provide an environment where good people come together to achieve great things. Step into a role where your contributions are valued, and your professional growth is assured.

    No visa or work permit support can be provided for this role

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    Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and are committed to offering an inclusive work environment.

    We are proud to be recognized as a Top Employer 2024 in Brazil, China, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.