This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and work as part of a growing business that is prepared to invest in your future.

Job Title: Buyer

Salary: Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Location: This role will be based at our HQ, Kilwaughter, Co. Antrim

Purpose: This is a key role aimed at attracting an individual who has developed expertise for procurement, sourcing, negotiating, and managing supplier contracts. With a commitment to Customer Experience, you will work as part of a busy Supply Chain team in ensuring timely and cost-effective procurement and delivery of goods and services across the Organisation.


  • Onboarding of approved suppliers
  • Processing and investigation of invoice queries
  • Creation and maintenance of New Product Item Cards
  • Management of tender process for goods and services
  • Negotiation of Supply Agreements and Purchase costs
  • Ensure timely delivery and quality standards for goods and services
  • Generate purchase orders to meet manufacturing requirements with use of MRP
  • Create and Manage Purchase Orders for Maintenance and Site Services across all sites
  • Creating, Updating, and reporting on Supplier Delivery Performance, On-Time In-Full and Purchase Price Variance KPIs
  • Auditing of suppliers in line with Business needs to ensure they meet the required standards
  • Support remote sites on direct and indirect purchasing requirements and transfer management
  • Identify, source, and negotiate terms and conditions for supply of non-production related materials
  • Liaise with the Planning Team so that any issues are resolved with no impact to Customer Experience
  • Maintain the Approved Supplier List and Appraisal System, creating new suppliers, and maintain records
  • Compile data to report on material prices, stock levels, and ad hoc reports to support effective purchasing
  • Maintain and coordinate the MRP function on the company’s ERP system, NAV
  • Daily review of MRP requirements and manage directly with suppliers in line with production requirements
  • Communication with suppliers for delivery dates, orders and returns, and expediating orders where there is a requirement.
  • Sourcing and evaluation of Alternative suppliers for Site Services, Maintenance, and services in line with business requirements
  • Act as an ambassador for our company values, behaviours and adhere to all company procedures

Kilwaughter Minerals Limited


Job Title: Junior Buyer





A minimum of GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above in English and Maths


  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience gained in a manufacturing environment, or similar role
  • Knowledge of Warehouse Management
  • Establishing and managing tendering processes
  • Evidence of negotiating successful Supply Agreements
  • Transactional purchasing within a commercial environment
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply information from various sources
  • CIPS Qualification or working towards it.


Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent organisational, planning, and prioritising ability

Customer Focused with a Continuous improvement mindset

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders

Ability to mobilise urgency and determination

Strong influencing skills with ability to influence upwards, downwards, laterally and externally

Computer literate with strong Microsoft Office suite skills

  • Experience in using Navision ERP system


  • Able to work flexible hours as required and to travel as required to meet business needs


  • Ambitious & passionate about our brand, our reputation, and our customers
  • A creative thinker who can problem solve and drive continuous improvement
  • Determined and driven by results whilst eager to work at pace
  • Embrace and adapt well to change with a positive, can-do attitude
  • An ambassador for our company values and someone who leads by example

Interested in working for Kilwaughter Minerals? Get in touch.

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