We work with agile & adaptable, processes and ways of thinking that enable us to advance our global supply chain, adding real value for our customers.

Can you help us to be even better at buying what we need, when we need it, ensuring it is delivered on time and in full?

About Tharsus

We are one of Europe’s fastest growing technology businesses, helping companies develop and manufacture emerging robotic and machine technologies to disrupt, lead and grow their markets.

The business has been developing and evolving for a number of years, recently winning ‘Company Of The Year’. We have come to the end of the beginning of the Tharsus journey and the business is really accelerating.

Our new ‘world-class’ Northumberland HQ facility gives us ample space to mitigate the risk of Coronavirus. We reviewed our workspace from the outset of the pandemic and have been able to continue to operate safely and successfully through social distancing and other prevention measures.

In the last few years we’ve grown massively, we doubled in size last year and are looking for more people who share our passion for technology and innovation to join the team and grow with us.

As part of this we are building our Procurement team and are looking for another Buyer to join us. We have a great ‘can do’ culture, with our people being given real responsibility early on in their career.

We work in an easily accessible location in Blyth, South East Northumberland.

What you’ll do:

  • You’ll be working with external suppliers, customers and internal stakeholders and will take responsibility for supporting the development of the procurement strategy
  • Working with an integrated and collaborative approach you’ll be quickly building agile and effective supply chains, spinning plates every day!
  • You will be building and developing relationships with a range of global suppliers over the full product life-cycle of a diverse range of products
  • You’ll challenge your existing supplier base, delivering the results of your work at a pace
  • Discovering new suppliers and global supply chain routes, you’ll be negotiating prices for products and/or services
  • You will manage supplier relationships and continuous improvement activities within the supply chain strategy

We’d love you to have:

  • A background in manufacturing / engineering or another technical sector
  • Previous procurement experience within a function using an MRP/ERP system
  • Conditioning that ensures you can work well within our agile, adaptable business
  • CIPS or equivalent qualification (if not you’ll want to work towards it!)
  • Great interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong IT skills including ERP/MRP systems and full Microsoft office suite

In return you’ll get:

An unparalleled opportunity to join a New and Growing Procurement Team where you will see the results of how making Tharsus easier to both work with and within improves things for all involved.

A buzz through identifying opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements through your negotiation and tendering

The chance to join a growing business and be a contributing factor to its success where your achievement will be visible and recognised.

The opportunity to work throughout the business using your knowledge and skills while constantly exploring and developing on your ideas.

We also offer an environment of continuous learning, achievement and progression because we believe that you should never stop learning and growing.

Great employee benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company and employee contribution pension scheme
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including the option to Purchase Additional Annual Leave & Bike to Work
  • Introduce a Colleague scheme (and get up to £1000!)
  • Subsidised staff social events
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • 25 days holiday per year & you’ll never have to work on your birthday