Erwin Hymer Group UK is a leading manufacturer of Caravans, Campervans and Motorhomes. There have been major investments made to secure the future of the Consett site and the success of the company is based upon a policy to provide customers with a quality product. 

We are one of the largest employers in the area and our thriving manufacturing plant is at the heart of our company and is growing in both size and success.

We are looking for a Buyer to join our team.


Job Title: Buyer

Reporting To: Materials Management Team Leader

Key Responsibilities:

  • Input, control and issue material purchase orders to fulfil necessary material requirements
  • Vendor scheduling ensuring materials are pro-actively expedited and delivered to meet scheduled order requirements
  • Administrative handling of material items
  • Ensure minimum material stock levels are maintained in order to prevent stock overage or obsolescence
  • Report on vendor performances
  • Ensure purchasing procedures and practices are continually maintained and improved upon
  • Analyse market trends and apply knowledge to help make decisions
  • Liaise with Purchasing Manager and Materials Management Team Leader regarding vendor problems
  • Organise and manage vendor account and related meetings
  • Build and maintain relationships with existing suppliers while identifying new ones
  • Participate in cross functional teams across all departments
  • Answering general enquiries and completing office administration work
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed or required

Person Specification - Buyer 


  • 5 GCSE’s Grade A-C/4-9 including Maths and English or equivalent
  • Desirable - CIPS qualified 

Knowledge & Experience 

  • Experience of working with IT software and systems (e.g. Word)
  • Desirable - Previous experience of working in busy office environment
  • Desirable - Previous experience in a purchasing role within a manufacturing environment


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Adaptable and responsive to change
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure
  • Ability to work on own initiative but also in a team
  • Methodical
  • Good negotiating skills

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity!

If you are interested please send in your CV to

Any queries about the role please contact HR on 01207 699 000.