MRO (Maintenance, Repairs and Operations) Buyer


Plymouth, United Kingdom
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MRO Buyer

One of the largest employers in the South West is currently looking for an MRO (Maintenance, Repairs and Operations) Buyer to join their growing Plymouth based team on a permanent basis.

The MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) Buyer is responsible for indirect purchases related to maintenance, equipment, building and production. Responsible for procuring goods and services in a manufacturing environment. Must possess negotiation, analytical, multitasking and organizational skills.


Key Responsibilities of the MRO Buyer:

  • Supports the procurement and disposition of materials in response to MRP and Manufacturing requirements
  • Coordinate material orders, inventory levels, expedite/prioritize, release of materials, safety stock positions and disposition of materials
  • Facilitate bids, analysis and negotiations for MRO goods and services
  • Place, manage and expedite orders
  • Maintain MRP system
  • Measure and report on supplier delivery performance
  • Be first point of contact for price and invoice queries
  • Verify acceptability of orders received
  • Action any required change notes
  • Be proactive and willing to provide other general support for the wider purchasing team

Skills Requirements for the MRO Buyer:

  • Strong experience with MRO- Maintenance, Repair and Operations buying
  • Solid experience within a purchasing / buying department
  • Experience using / knowledge of MRP system(s)
  • Microsoft Office experience (Strong Excel skills key)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Desired (NOT essential) for the MRO Buyer:

  • CIPS or equivalent qualifications
  • Experience using Chess MRP system

Working hours for the MRO Buyer position will be: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm and Friday 7:30am-12:30pm


If you have experience within purchasing / buying departments and are currently looking for a new challenge please submit an up to date CV or call 01752 252533 and ask for Charlotte for an informal chat and further information about the MRO Buyer opportunity.

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