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Buyer (Mandarin Speaking)

Norton Motorcycles are looking for a Buyer (Mandarin Speaking) to join its Purchasing team based at Donington Hall. Joining the existing team of buyers, this individual will form part of a driven and ambitious purchasing function which is working to both short term and strategic buying goals. We believe that communication, management and development of the supply chain are paramount to our successful business.

We are looking for a Buyer with a track record of delivery within manufacturing / engineering / automotive industries who is fluent in Mandarin. You will be an enthusiastic and capable individual whose internal relationships will be as important as those with your suppliers who is happy and confident with communicating with Mandarin speaking suppliers both verbally and via email.


Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Purchase of goods, materials and services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments, communicating any supply problems which may impact on a project/s
  • Prepare and raise orders and order schedules.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications, ensuring that a professional and consistent approach is taken up.
  • Act as a point of contact to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues, escalating to management when needed.
  • Negotiate contracts, improving prices and terms with suppliers whilst maintaining quality standards and expected delivery lead times.
  • Work closely with team members to review opportunities for continuous improvement within the purchasing function.
  • Access and contribute to the evaluation of current and/or prospective suppliers in relation to performance (quality, cost, delivery on time)


Job Type: Full-time


Salary package is dependent upon previous experience.


Please forward your CV and a covering letter in the first instance to


Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days, unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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