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Student Placement - Buyer

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12d ago

🚀 Placement Program


AI generated summary

  • The ideal candidate for this student placement as a buyer at AMETEK must have strong technical capabilities, including knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and the ability to effectively use Excel. They should also possess excellent communication skills, an understanding of planning and scheduling, and be motivated with a drive for improvement. Additionally, they should be analytical, systematic, inquisitive, a team player, and have an honest and transparent personality.
  • The candidate will be responsible for supporting scheduling and management of demands, placing purchase orders, expediting activities, ensuring data accuracy, driving process improvement, supporting planning and procurement, engaging with the supply chain team, and assisting with sourcing and transitioning demands.

Placement Program

Sales & Business DevelopmentLeicester


  • AMETEK is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced analytical, test and measurement instrumentation for the energy, aerospace, power, research, medical and industrial markets.


  • Technical Capabilities:
  • Strong Communication Skills (Verbal & Written)
  • An understanding of System (ERP/MRP)s, Processes & Planning
  • Ability to use Excel effectively & MRP Systems
  • An understanding of Cause & Effect in respect to Planning & Scheduling
  • A recognised & relevant Business Qualification (or studying towards)
  • Personality Traits:
  • Analytical
  • Systematic
  • Inquisitive
  • Motivated with a drive for improvement / change
  • Team Player
  • Honest & Transparent

Area of Responsibilities

Sales & Business Development


  • Support for Scheduling & Management of Demands (Internal & External to the Business)
  • Place Purchase Orders in a timely manner to support those Business Requirements whilst ensuring the Cost / Quality / Service expectations of the Business are met.
  • Undertake Expediting Activities in order to ensure the On Time Delivery of those Goods / Services placed
  • Drive Data Accuracy & Integrity within the Planning & Procurement Aspect of the Role
  • Identify & Support areas for Process & Continuous Improvement.
  • Support Planning & Procurement in Day-to-Day Activities & Projects as needed.
  • Engage with the Supply Chain & Planning Team to support Production Output
  • Support of the Procurement Team to ensure deliverables against key projects
  • Assist with the sourcing and transition of demands from High Cost Regions to Lower Cost Regions where appropriate


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Taylor Hobson offers a fun, relaxed, supportive working environment along with:
  • 1 pm Friday finish
  • Competitive salary and 28 days holiday including Easter & Christmas
  • Perkbox – Corporate discounts, GP service & 24-hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Continuous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre