Procurement Buyer - Full Time - LeedsUnited Kingdom


At Sulzer, you are empowered to deliver superior results. As a pioneer in industry we have a proud heritage of innovation and continue to evolve for the future. Join our story and create your own impact by developing your expertise and building solutions that help make our lives safer, smarter and more sustainable.


Join our PE Energy team within the Flow Equipment division in Leeds as our Advanced Procurement Buyer to serve our global customer base for our varied portfolio of projects. Delivering an outstanding service through the management to completion of all aspects of the assigned Purchase orders including identification of new suppliers and supplier development, so we can continue to drive the business to the next level.


In this role you will be accountable for:

  • Assume responsibility for leading the procurement of assigned project Products and Services within budget and within project timescales
  • Evaluate supplier quotations during client tender to support required technical and commercial requirements in line with clients AVL
  • Prepare technical and commercial evaluation sheets ensuring full scope of supply has been quoted accurately and like for like throughout panel of vendors
  • Makes sourcing recommendations to tendering to support the package bid to client
  • Host bid clarification meetings with the tendering suppliers involving all stakeholders within the business
  • Expedite internal customers where specification feedback / client feedback is required to enable suppliers to progress with engineering / production activity
  • Internal reporting for the assigned commodities


To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant experience within a related manufacturing industry
  • Ideally CIPS qualified is desirable
  • Extensive Pump industry/ mechanical sea/ large drives knowledge 
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Accomplished negotiator with experience of resolving complex issues combining technical, quality & commercial factors
  • Electrical motors knowledge is desirable
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Highly developed stakeholder relationship management skills and experience
  • Demonstrable previous track record of successful Project Management
  • High degree of commercial acumen
  • Familiar with developing Supplier strategies


Your benefits: 

  • We offer excellent opportunities to develop, along with a competitive salary and company bonus scheme
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) + service days
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-site car parking
  • Access to a wide range of discounts on Everyday Shopping, Entertainment, and Lifestyle
  • Long service awards


Location: One of Leeds’s biggest attractions is its location – Yorkshire! Leeds is a busy, exciting city filled with bars restaurants, it has great a transportation network being close to the M62/M1 and local rail Links. 

No visa or work permit support can be provided for this role.


Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

83% of our employees recommend Sulzer as a good place to work and we are proud to be recognized as a Top Employer 2022 in Switzerland. So come and join our story, starting today!

About us

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN).

As one of the awarded World’s Best Employers, we are proud to be among the Top 25 engineering companies worldwide and rank nr. 8 in Switzerland. Our position reflects our commitment to create a work environment where everyone is empowered to make a real impact.

Flow Equipment

The Flow Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders and screens developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals and most industrial segments.

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