Senior Buyer

  • Date Added: January 08th, 2021

As Hanwha Phasor continue to develop hardware and move closer to product release, the Operations team are looking to recruit a dedicated Senior Buyer to take ownership of procurement and management of components and consumables. The successful candidate will work closely with the design and operations teams to establish a robust supply chain to support the scale up of hardware procurement ensuring that obsolescence issues,  and supply chain risks are identified and mitigated in a timely manner. The role will require a self-motivated Senior Buyer who has a strong background in of working with electronic and mechanical component suppliers ensuring best value and on time delivery are achieved. They should be a good communicator, motivated by teamwork and happy to support the team to ensure that the company objectives are achieved.

Reporting directly to the Sub-contract Manager this role will manage all component level Materials Procurement Actives from Request for Quotation through to delivery and support the Sub-contract Manager on supplier activities.

Technical Responsibilities: 

  • Manage component purchasing 
  • Manage Inventory in line with MRP recommendations. 
  • Expedite materials from suppliers so they are available when required. 
  • Maintain Order book data integrity with a focus on zero past dues.
  • Liaising with suppliers to discuss queries. 
  • Source obsolete products as required by customer's Bill Of Materials (BOM). 
  • Complete materials costing analysis using Excel. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers. 
  • Obtain competitive pricing for materials. 
  • Quote and purchase electronic and mechanical components and consumables. 
  • Assists other teams as required

Organisational Responsibilities:

  • Support transition of Manufacturing to contract manufacturing partners
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and build good working relationships with cross-functional teams and external departments, reporting against targets where required
  • Excellent communication skills. Strongly self-motivated and able to take responsibility of problems and finding effective solutions

Qualifications & Skills:


  • Purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment. 
  • Experience of purchasing electronic components / PCB's is essential. 
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills. 
  • Excellent IT skills including Intermediate 
  • Excel skills. 
  • Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems. 
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload. 
  • Ability to work well on own initiative and as part of a team. 
  • Strong problem solving skills. 
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.


  • Good working knowledge of import / export legislation including ITAR
  • Experience of Working in US Contracting Environment including FARS/DFARS
  • Strong network of industry / internal contacts
  • Excellent experience of make/Buy reviews and Supplier Management and Engagement Plans
  • Good understanding of Electronics Procurement preferable in and RF environment

Our Office:

Hanwha Phasor Ltd’s Technology Centre is based in modern, open plan offices with great views, in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, London.  

For transport we have excellent connections, with Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras over ground stations within walking distance, and Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a 5-minute walk.

There are showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site. A number of networking and social events run throughout the year.

We are within easy walking distance of the City, Covent Garden and Embankment – there’s plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.

Leather Lane food market is right on our doorstep with a range of diverse food on offer. The usual chains are also close by, so we really are spoilt for choice


Hanwha Phasor offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Life insurance at 4x salary
  • WeCare – access to 24/7 online GP
  • 25 days holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Flexible working 
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme