Materials Buyer – Irlam, Manchester

The Role

Competitive sourcing of all assigned materials/categories and the management of the associated supplier relationships and supply chain, to deliver the optimal quality, service, technology, and value to Freedom Fibre Limited. Seeking out new sources of supply to maintain the company’s competitive edge and ensure secure future capacity planning.

Responsibilities include:

  • Complete supply market studies to gain a clear understanding of all appropriate sourcing pipelines

  • Develop Buyer Business Plans to implement coherent sourcing strategies to support Freedom Fibre’s rapid growth

  • Conclude competitive bidding processes to select optimal suppliers

  • Implement rapid onboarding processes for new suppliers

  • Cooperate closely with technical and design to ensure early engagement and rapid implementation of new products

  • Agree strong Freedom Fibre contracts in tandem with Legal requirements

  • Lead all commercial discussions and negotiate extended payment terms where appropriate

  • Always ensure best value delivery to Freedom Fibre

Reporting To

Head of Supply Chain & Procurement

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in Supply Chain, Procurement or contract management.

  • Relevant experience from the Telecoms sector would be an advantage.

  • Experience with MRP Systems (Simpro)

  • Good mathematical/analytical skills

  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office packages (Word, Excel)


  • Degree level education is desired

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Problem solving skills

  • Clear written and verbal communication

  • Good organisation and planning skills

  • Attention to detail, precise and diligent

  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and make sound decisions accordingly

Our Ideal fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time, to take this business from what is a start-up to one that is an industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere; you will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive package including bonus, generous pension, private health care and flexible working along with other benefits.

Place of work

The place of work will be offices in Irlam, near Manchester.

Still Interested?


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