Job Description

Renishaw is a globally recognised FTSE 250 brand of uber accurate metrology solutions to industrial and scientific processes around the world. A true trailblazer for the digital revolution or ‘industry 4.0’. Renishaw is uniquely positioned with world exclusive products and 5000+ employees worldwide driving an unquenchable thirst for growth, knowledge, and support in our quest to provide leading-edge technology and apply innovation.

Unprecedented sales growth in an increasingly complex and unparalleled marketplace requires a commercially savvy, enthusiastic, and super driven individual to join the growing Procurement Team here at Renishaw.

As a Senior Buyer at Renishaw, you’ll effortlessly build long-term relationships, grow your market knowledge, and you find the hard to find, easy to find. You’ll work and strategise with the wider team to assure quality, continuity, and price. You’ll also take pride in your work, think outside the box, you are curious and encourage others’ curiosity, you take ownership and deliver. This is a great opportunity to excel in a super-fast manufacturing environment.

Hybrid working:

You’ll either be based at either our Woodchester (Stroud, M5 J13), or our Miskin (Pontyclun, M4 J34) manufacturing site, where you’ll have options for hybrid working, predominantly working 3 days in the office and 2 days from home per week. We also have a variable working pattern in place, where you can work a 4.5-day week and have a half day on a Friday.


  • Liaison with divisional design staff to support new component sourcing.

  • Development of the sourcing strategies to ensure they align with the technical and commercial needs of the business.

  • Effective management and control of supply chains to ensure that excellent service levels are maintained, and that production requirements and time scales are met.

  • Supplier price negotiation and management to ensure team cost management targets are realised.

  • Control of stock and planning parameters within an ERP environment, ensuring minimum stock levels are managed consistent with risk analysis.

  • Liaison both internally and externally to support resolution of quality related issues and problems.

  • The implementation of efficient supply chain communication and logistics solutions to ensure total acquisition costs are minimised


  • Experience of Purchasing direct materials in a fast paced, innovative, manufacturing environment and demonstrate a strategic approach to commodity purchasing.

  • Skilled in MRP/ERP, Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.

  • Full driving licence.

  • An awareness of MRP/ERP and Stock Control processes.

  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally will be required for this role.

  • An understanding of component manufacturing processes, life cycles and supply chain tiers/locations.


Person Specification:

As the successful applicant for this position, you'll be a cultural and strategic thinker, who’s resolute in owning, identifying, reporting, and creatively resolving gaps in supply. You’ll be comfortable influencing people and come with the knowledge and experience to operate effectively in ever-changing markets. You’ll be able to question the norm and implement change to see Renishaw achieve our organisational and strategic objectives.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a Homeworking policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6323 Senior Buyer (Open)


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