Aylesbury, GB

Job ID:  52471
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!


Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.


What we need:

Stratasys are looking to recruit an experienced Purchaser/Buyer to join the United Kingdom Neo Stereolithography production facility located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.  This position is On-site.


In this role:

Reporting into the Production Manager you will liaise closely with suppliers, manage lead times together with the expectations of the production team ensuring that there is no interruption or delays to the production process.


What you will be doing:

  • Plan and execute procurement of goods from manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers.
  • Manage purchase orders end to end – from issue to delivery of goods.
  • Send purchase orders to suppliers, maintain purchase order status and shipment tracking information.
  • Update internal databases with order details.
  • Create and run management reports.
  • Monitor open purchase orders to ensure that orders received are on time, accurate and handle any discrepancies which may arise.
  • Ensure goods received are not damaged.
  • Work closely and maintain strong working relationships with relevant supply chain, contract manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Negotiating effectively and successfully with Suppliers.
  • Communicate effectively and positively with regional offices and local management and colleagues. Periodically attend supplier and internal meetings.
  • Ensure products purchased are in line with the needs of the company.
  • Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs.
  • Supplier day to day management, improve vendor performance.


Must have for this role:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a purchasing role preferably within the manufacturing industry
  • Good understanding of products in the industry
  • Excellent interpersonal and proven negotiation skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to balance immediate and long-term priorities.
  • Excellent teamwork skills with an ability to multitask
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive and professional manner
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, familiarity with Oracle – an advantage


What you will be part of:

  • A development team committed to producing world-changing products.


Additional Information:

We offer a  generous benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • Income protection
  • Death in service
  • Critical illness cover, plus optional Health, and Dental care.
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Employee Assistance Programmes including virtual GP service, helplines, and access to counselling.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. An additional day for your birthday.
  • International working experience.  We work with teams in UK, Israel, EMEA and USA.  A collaborative approach is encouraged.