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Senior Buyer/ Buyer

Norton Motorcycles, one of the worlds must iconic Motorcycle brands is expanding its production capabilities, at its Manufacturing Facility in Castle Donington. Our Business is expected to grow significantly over the next 10 years as demand for our existing Quality Motorcycle range increases and our new V4 Superbike is introduced into the market.

We are now looking to recruit several Senior Buyers/ Buyers to be based at our headquarters at Donington Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic environment for one of the most passionate and exciting names in the Motorcycling industry.  

Working with the existing Purchasing Team you will form part of driving the purchasing function forward to ensure there is a robust and committed supply chain.

The successful person would need to be an experienced Buyer with a track record of delivery within manufacturing/engineering/automotive industries. You should be able to demonstrate examples of cost reduction through both direct negotiation and working strategically with suppliers to find mutually beneficial cost-downs. You will be an enthusiastic and capable individual whose internal relationships will be as important as those with your suppliers.

Key responsibilities:


  • Ensuring there are always sufficient components in stock to satisfy the demands of production
  • Optimising stock levels
  • Expediting purchase orders to ensure deliveries are on time and in full
  • Participating in the development of purchasing specifications for material, components or products
  • Evaluate cost data and quotation analysis and cost reduction opportunities
  • Identify supplier risk and develop robust risk mitigation strategies to counter these
  • Developing strong commercial relationship with all suppliers
  • Ensuring compliance with the company’s quality and environmental standards.

Essential skill requirements:

  • Good communication skills and the ability to communicate confidently with Design and Manufacturing colleagues in addition to external suppliers and other Buyers.
  • Good negotiation, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to apply logical reasoning to situations and strong organisational skills.
  • Good commercial awareness and business acumen.
  • Strong numerical, verbal and written skills and experience of concise and accurate report writing.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • The flexibility to travel worldwide for supplier visits.

Previous experience within a manufacturing or engineering environment is preferred and you will need to demonstrate the ability to manage purchase of raw material requirements of a manufacturing business.

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience.

Please apply in writing with an up to date CV via email to

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