Operations Indirect - Buyer

Amphenol Martec - Whitstable, Thanet Way, Whitstable, Kent, United Kingdom Req #23
06 July 2022

With innovation and engineering at the heart of our business, Martec Ltd (AMAR) has been at the forefront of using the latest technologies and practices for over 30 years, offering the highest performance, quality and reliability where they are needed most. As part of the Amphenol Corporation - a leading global interconnect Fortune 500 specialist company, AMAR is continuing to grow and significantly investing in the future.  

Based in Whitstable Kent, AMAR designs and manufactures high-quality precision components for harsh and demanding environments for a broad range of applications in sectors such as oil and gas, aerospace, marine, nuclear and defence. With c40 employees across a wide range of disciplines, our complete interconnection solutions provide opportunities for our employees to grow their career and professional experiences.   

More information on the job vacancy you have selected is available below, however if you have any additional questions please contact the HR Department on 01227 773200 or email


The Vacancy:

Job Element


Job Title

Buyer – Production (Direct)

Reports to / structure

Operations & Quality Director

Department / Location

Operations Direct / Whitstable

Purpose of the role

Responsible for all aspects of procurement activity associated with procuring a designated range of goods at optimum cost, delivered on time and to the required quality standard

Duties and responsibilities

Responsible for all transactional procurement activity associated with a designated range of category suppliers

Accountability for day to day purchasing activities ensuring that parts are delivered on-time to suit customer requirements. From raising the Purchase order to the delivery of the product into stores ensuring availability for production within the required time-scales

Interpreting drawings and specifications and following rules in order to conform with our accreditations

Able to calculate batch sizes to both manage cost reduction, reduce in-house transactions whilst still optimising inventory levels to ensure product availability

Liaise with Quality, Operations and Engineering to ensure quality standards are adhered too in supply of goods and services

Liaising with the existing suppliers and seeking out opportunities to improve the supply chain

Prepare and submit reports using Excel and other tools

Encourage a competitive and varied supply market and apply best practice tools and techniques to analyse spend and gain maximum strategic and tactical advantage

To manage supplier relationships in a strategic manner to ensure continuity of supply and ensure commercial terms are suitable for the long term aims of Amphenol Ltd

Promote supplier relationship management and actively engage with key suppliers to address issues and identify potential opportunities to further develop collaboration and deliver continuous improvement of supplier performance (e.g. Costs, Service and Quality)

Develop key supplier performance measures and reporting that will be used to monitor both supplier and Amphenol performance

To provide appropriate procurement input to New Product Introduction projects and ensure that a robust supply chain is in place from initial launch to long term security of supply

To contribute to the development of detailed specifications for goods and services and develop new sources of supply where it is advantageous to the company

To manage tender and negotiation process for new contracts and contract renewals

To review all aspects of performance from your supplier base and to issue monthly reports detailing actions taken to obviate any failures or threats to the business; this would include

Adverse Purchase Price Variance, Adverse OTIF and PPM.

Health and Safety responsibilities

Take reasonable care for health, safety and the environment and others who may be affected by work activities, as well as co-operate on health and safety issues with Amphenol.

Ensure that all employees, contractors and visitors comply with Amphenol Martec’s Health & Safety Policy use Health and Safety equipment provided.

Business responsibilities

Required to follow the Work Instructions as identified in the Quality Systems Manual.

This job description is provided to clarify the main components of the role and is supplemented with work instructions, specific processes and Company Policy.

Employee Agreement


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The Benefits:

  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Subsidised Restaurant facility 
  • Free onsite parking 

To be considered for this position please click the 'Apply now' button, and thank you for your interest in Martec Ltd.

Other details

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  • Amphenol Martec - Whitstable, Thanet Way, Whitstable, Kent, United Kingdom