Buyer - Aberdeen

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Ref: 527 Date Posted: Friday 17 Nov 2023

Balmoral, a division of Balmoral Group, provides surface and subsurface buoyancy, insulation and elastomer products and services to the global energy, defence, subsea communications and oceanographic industries.

We are recruiting for a Buyer who will work with the Materials Buyer in the execution of sourcing strategy. 


  • Supporting the Materials Buyer, the Buyer procures any Factory or office demands as well as assisting with Bulk and Non-Bulk stock as per requirements set out by the Materials Buyer in a sound, ethical manner and expedite all orders and manage on time delivery.
  • Will work to a budget as set in Balmoral One and ensure we procure better than budget but not to the detriment of quality.
  • Purchases items consistent with price, desired quality, and requirement date.
  • Expedites orders to meet on time delivery from suppliers. 
  • Phones suppliers regularly to establish rapport and build relationships.


  • Selects suitable sources, requests bids as necessary, evaluates quotation and makes final supplier selection in accordance with the Materials Buyer.
  • Adjust purchase orders to demand changes such as delivery dates and price changes.
  • Negotiates pricing, lead times and terms, conditions and recommends best commercial options ensuring budgets are met.
  • Capture and report to Materials Buyer any anomalies with any purchase order, budget vs actual costs, lead-times, expediting etc.
  • Performs order expediting activities as required.
  • Liaises with Planning and Materials Buyer highlighting any issues with achieving requested deliveries.
  • Establish and build good working relationships with suppliers.
  • Adhere to the Approved Vender supplier procedure with regards to setting up suppliers on our approved vender listing (AVL)
  • Collate and prepare pre-tender documents to be issued to suppliers for specific tenders.
  • If required, help and assist the Material Buyer with Scorecards for allocated suppliers.
  • To be trained on a variety of supply chain group activities to able to provide absence cover.



  • Experience within working in a purchasing department on all tendering and purchasing processes
  • Proficient at dealing with setting up suppliers on an Approved Vender Listing
  • A good technical knowledge and experience of buying materials and services.