M&E Divisional Buyer


The Company


Henry Williams Ltd is an engineering company based in Darlington. We supply goods to the road and rail sectors and have been around for over 130 years.


The Role


You will undertake all purchasing activities in support of the M&E Divisional operations of Henry Williams Limited.


Duties and Responsibilities will include:


Generate and issue RFQ’s as required

Purchase finished goods, raw materials, indirect services, sub-contract operations, service contracts, maintenance of site facilities

Be mindful of the purchasing spend in line with budget

Supplier selection in conjunction with Henry Williams Ltd QA procedures including maintaining supplier database

Raise purchase orders according to business needs

Monitor and expedite outstanding purchase orders – communicating to internal customers and external suppliers

Progress supplier quality issues in conjunction with QA

Resolve supplier invoice queries and update the Accounts Department

Identify and execute cost savings in line with business target

Optimise inventory levels with regard to supplier lead time, EOQ’s and production requirements

Give support to the Sales and Marketing Department in the provision of costings for bid proposals


The successful candidate will essentially have:-


Strong negotiation and influential skills

A positive “can do” attitude and confidence to achieve great results

Excellent skills in communication, influencing and relationship management

Commercially aware and have knowledge of continuous improvement

Knowledge of goods inwards/outwards and stores management

Good time management, organising and planning skills

Knowledge of sales and purchasing processes

Good customer focus, internally and externally

CRM knowledge

Ability to read engineering drawings

Good Microsoft package skills


Desirable job related skills:-


MCIPS with experience of working in an engineering environment

Manufacturing administration background

Continuous improvement mindset and ways of working – 6S/lean methodology

An understanding of accounts / procurement systems and processes

Working Hours – 37 hours per week


Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 4.30pm


Friday 8.30am – 4pm


Staff have the option of joining a Variable Hours Working Scheme which allows for a 12 noon finish on a Friday




5 weeks holiday per year

Free life assurance

Employee assistance programme

Company pension

Variable Hours Working Scheme

Bike to work scheme

On site parking


COVID-19 considerations:


Please note: We are a designated “Key Supplier” and our staff have continued working throughout the Covid pandemic to supply equipment to the transport sector. We have 2M distance in place, cleaning stations, hand sanitiser,face coverings.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Salary: Competitive