Junior Buyer

Type: Permanent
Hours: 37.5
Location: Musselburgh

Division: EMA

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Purpose and objectives of the role

Form part of a small team who are responsible for the procurement of electronic /mechanical components in accordance with the manufacturing requirements for a diverse product range, including medical and aerospace applications. The primary objective is to ensure that all daily purchasing activities are completed in a timely manner.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for On-Time Delivery of components and other materials to support production.
  • Placing/expediting orders with suppliers in line with the MRP system
  • Working closely with suppliers, monitoring and reviewing KPIs.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to meet customer demand, escalating any issues.
  • Review production shortages and overdue purchase orders.
  • Maintain accurate records of the cost, quality and performance of materials purchased.
  • Reconciliation of any invoice queries


  • Problem Solving skills.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel


Experience within a fast-moving manufacturing role and MRP is advantageous, but training will be provided

Why Zot?

  • Over 40 years of Engineering experience in all aspects of Manufacturing
  • 29 days paid holiday per year.
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Shift allowance
  • Excellent on-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship schemes available
  • Sage Employee Benefits – Including Employee Assistance programme.
  • Good transport links and on-site car parking
  • Equal Opportunities Employe

Zot follows a policy of equal opportunites for employment, training and other conditions of service.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and right to work in the UK will be required prior to commencing employment.

Please note on this occasion Zot will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you?  Please send your CV and a short covering email to [email protected]”