Project 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 Energy team within the Flow Equipment division in Leeds as our Project Buyer. You will lead and manage all purchasing related activity for assigned Products and Services.  


We are looking for a talented project buyer who is highly motivated, innovative, and great communicator who has a background in engineering, you can help us drive the business to the next level.


In this role you will be accountable for:

  • Leading the procurement of assigned project Products and Services within budget and within project timescales
  • Effectively communicate and escalate any risks to delivery dates and production schedule within the business
  • Forge strong working relationships with the projects team to ensure progress meets with the overall project requirements 
  • Conduct root cause analysis reviews and initiate corrective action plans
  • Take a proactive approach to driving continuous improvement initiatives


To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • CIPS qualification desirable 
  • HNC in mechanical/electrical engineering and/or
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience within a related manufacturing industry 
  • Excellent experience and working knowledge of contract drafting / and the negotiation of supply agreements 
  • Experience of Lean / Six Sigma principles 
  • Familiar with developing Supplier strategies 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent negotiating / cost analysis skills 
  • Strong teamwork ethic
  • Project management skills
  • Good organisation and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change


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.


Have a question about the role? Reach out to Emma Kaye at We are looking forward to hearing from you!



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).

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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