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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Are you ready to join a £multimillion Rail market leader, using your inventory controlling skillset to make yourself indispensable?

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are recruiting for a Buyer on behalf of a Market Leader within the Rolling Stock maintenance/refurbishment industry, within the £billion Rail sector.

This is an opportunity to join an ever-growing and innovative company – as a highly organised individual, you will use your stock controlling/procurement experience to prioritise workloads, to fulfill all maintenance requirements at their busy Rugby depot. You will gain exposure to both internal and external stakeholders, building your own skill base, and expanding your procurement skillset. 

Salary: Up to £35,000 plus

• Van and Fuel card

• 34 days Annual Leave (including bank holidays)

• Industry leading Life Assurance

• Healthcare Cash Plan

• Wellbeing Employee Assistant Programme

• Pension Scheme

• Eye Care Vouchers

• Long Service Award

• Rail Season Ticket Loan

• Occupational Health Service


Rugby, Warwickshire

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Providing timely procurement of parts and services across the business, relating to the maintenance plan.
  • Provide budgeting, forecasting and periodic reporting support.
  • Maintaining key relationships with external suppliers and contractors.
  • Approve and validate purchase orders and suppliers’ invoices.
  • Request quotations and raise orders for required parts and services.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Previous procurement/buying experience OR heavy Engineering background.
  • Strong IT knowledge.
  • Critical attention to detail.


  • Railway background.
  • Previous experience of buying within heavy Engineering.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.

Likely Job Titles: Technical Buyer, Engineering Buyer, Procurement Specialist, Buyer

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.


    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Rugby
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£30000 - £35000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Cat Lane

    Recruitment Consultant