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Job Title:  Purchasing Operative (m/f/d)


Ryde, HAM, GB, PO33 2BE

Business Unit:  Compliance Test Solutions
Posting Date:  Jul 29, 2022
Job Description: 

For our AMETEK CTS business unit, we are looking for a Purchasing Operative (m/ f/d) at our location in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, UK.


AMETEK CTS (Compliance Test Solutions) is a global leader in the electronic testing field for more than 30 years. Our manufacturing facilities are in Germany, Serbia, UK and Switzerland where the headquarters is based. We also have a worldwide sales and service network. The product portfolio comprises testing systems for conducted and radiated disturbances as well as amplifiers in the RF and microwave range. AMETEK CTS is uniquely positioned to serve the EMC community. Under AMETEK CTS, the renowned EMC and RF product brands - EM TEST, TESEQ and MILMEGA - are united into a single global business offering innovative customer solutions and services to almost all industries.


In the UK we specifically design, develop and manufacture solid-state, high-power broadband amplifiers for commercial and government applications. These broadband amplifier products serve the EMC, communications, science and defense markets.


Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing Operative (m/f/d) include:


  • Ensure that all parts are ordered in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with Plant Manager to ensure the latest requirements are met.
  • Expedite and liaise with suppliers.
  • Maintain and/or reduce costs based on targets.
  • Be part of the month cycle counting process.
  • Create and maintain reports and spreadsheet for use in performing the function.
  • Review and prioritise purchasing activity to meet the requirements.
  • Observe and implement the Quality procedures for the area.
  • Act as a second for areas of stock, planning and delivery activities where necessary.


In addition, the Purchasing operative will:


Identify and implement improvements in process. Suitable steps are:


  • Identify opportunities for improvement in supply and demand.
  • Evaluate proposed changes for benefits and disadvantages.
  • Discuss / arrange for implementation via the Plant Manager.


Create, maintain and enhance effective working relationships:


  • Establish and maintain the trust and support of work colleagues.
  • Establish and maintain the trust of the Plant Manager.
  • Establish and maintain good inter-departmental relationships.


Exchange information to solve problems and make decisions:


  • Contribute to discussions to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Advise and inform others.


Make good, non-conformances to Quality Manual:


  • Understand importance of Quality compliance to the Company.
  • Become familiar with relevant procedures.
  • Take appropriate action to put right personal non-compliance.



Position Requirements:


  • Be able to work in a Production Environment.
  • Have had 3 years purchasing experience.
  • Effective communications skills.
  • Have proven problem-solving methodologies.
  • CIPS qualification would be an advantage.



What we can offer you:


  • An interesting and challenging role in a dynamic environment
  • Interesting development opportunities in a global company
  • Cooperative working atmosphere within a highly motivated team
  • Opportunity to gain an insight into EMC processes
  • A flat organizational structure with short decision-making paths and a high level of personal responsibility and independence
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Attractive employment conditions


Have we awakened your interest?


We look forward to receiving your online application. For further information, check our career page:



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.