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Job Title:  Student Placement, Buyer


Leicester, LEC, GB, LE49JQ

Business Unit:  Taylor Hobson
Posting Date:  Nov 17, 2022
Job Description: 



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.


As a leading global provider of differentiated electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, AMETEK are proud to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. Their strength comes from four key areas: Niche Market Focus, Growth Model, People and Culture, Performance.

  • Annual sales of over $5.5 billion with approximately 50% of sales outside U.S.
  • Distributed operating structure with ~18,500 colleagues in over 30 countries
  • Diverse set of niche markets and applications served
  • Core Values include Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork and Social Responsibility


AMETEK is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AME) and a component of the S&P 500





Established in 1886, Taylor Hobson is the world leader in surface and form metrology and developed the first Roundness and Surface Finish measuring instruments.


We provide contact and non-contact measurement solutions for the most demanding applications on a global basis, with a worldwide infrastructure to support our clients; we are a truly global ultra-precision metrology company.


We are pioneers, continually developing our products to meet the ever-increasing demands of next generation technologies, particularly in Optics, Bearings, Space, Defence, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical and Renewable Energy technologies.


Taylor Hobson's world leading brands include: Talyrond®, Form Talysurf® PGI, Form Talysurf® i-Series, Surtronic®, LUPHOScan, Formalysurf® PGI Optics, Talyvel®, Autocollimators, Micro-Alignment Telescope and AMECare.


Taylor Hobson is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc. which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5.5 billion.






A challenging, but exciting, opportunity has arisen for a Graduate Buyer within the Material Control Function. Reporting to the Purchasing Manager your responsibilities will include: supporting all key stakeholders in the Management & Scheduling of goods &/or services, undertaking Data Analysis in order to support business critical decisions, manage & mitigate risk in the scheduling process, supporting the procurement function in Project Delivery around critical Supply Chain activities.


To be successful in this role we expect the right candidate to develop a sound understanding of the current ERP/MRP systems & processes together with a proactive attitude to understanding the business systems, products & supply chains currently being utilized. Armed with this knowledge you will apply, and deliver, the necessary outputs required to support the Departmental and Organisational activities & objectives.


  • 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 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




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




  • Taylor Hobson offers a fun, relaxed, supportive working environment along with:
  • Competitive salary and 28 days' holiday including Easter & Christmas
  • Lounge style social kitchen area complete TV booths, games consoles, sofas etc
  • 1 pm Friday finish
  • Perkbox – Corporate discounts, GP service & 24-hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre


AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.