Wabtec Corporation

Doncaster, United Kingdom


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role: Buyer

Salary: £Competitive

Location: Doncaster (On-site)

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 08:00am to 16:30pm, and Friday 08:00am to 13:00pm

Contract type: Permanent, Full-Time

Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays (plus 8 bank holidays)

What you will be doing…

  • Provide a commodity strategy and purchasing service to Wabtec internal stakeholders, taking accountability and responsibility for all products, commodities, or vendors allocated to you.
  • Define, negotiate, and implement strategies at part, commodity, or service level.
  • Responsible for New Product Introduction (NPI) and FAI clearance/conformity.
  • Develop and lead annual price/cost reduction and working capital initiatives.
  • Development of strategic suppliers to maintain a competitive marketplace.
  • Own key supplier relationships at a managerial level to ensure the Wabtec UK Limited interests are always protected through regular, formal reviews.
  • Work with the wider Supply Chain group to support supplier relationship/escalation issues or deviation from contractual terms.
  • Work as part of cross-functional teams to support Commercial Bid proposals and other business initiatives.
  • Establish structured and regular Quality, Cost, and delivery reviews with suppliers to present performance results and drive improvement plans.

Are you an individual with the following?

  • Assistant or Junior Buyer experience?
  • A background in purchasing, procurement, or supplier management.
  • A proven track record of successfully partnering with various suppliers.
  • Can you demonstrate the ability to utilise creative and effective procurement strategies to acquire services while maintaining supplier relationships?
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Keen attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in procurement-related documents, contracts, and reports.
  • Collaborative team player with a strong work ethic.

If you don’t have all the above criteria don’t worry, we would still like to hear from you as we live our values and always put people first, and strive to expand what is possible.

Legal authorization to work in EU is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

*Please note that we do not accept agency candidate submissions without a formalised agreement with Wabtec Talent Acquisition. If you are an agency/third party Recruiter and have not been engaged by Wabtec for this search, we do not owe you a fee if you submit a candidate to the applicant tracking system that is ultimately hired.

Apply today!

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.