Buyer/Commercial Officer

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May 2022

Department: Purchasing

Full Time


Established in 2000, Turbine Surface Technologies is a joint venture between Rolls- Royce and Chromalloy, providing specialist coatings solutions to state-of-the-art turbine components. Situated on Sherwood Business Park in Annesley, Nottingham.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated Purchasing Team.

Job Purpose:

TST is seeking to recruit a Buyer in our Procurement function to support our expanding business, driving supply chain excellence. The role will include working with the cross functional team on potential new sourcing requirements and requisitions, negotiations with new and existing suppliers, and supply management (including ERP data maintenance and supplier relationship management) and also a strong commercial focus, which will extend to customer facing commercial relationships as well.

The Procurement team in TST includes decisions from the earliest make versus buy, through sourcing and on into contracting and supply management. This represents a great opportunity to have an impact, following a requirement through to delivery – with an expectation for cross function support & engagement. TST value the development our workforce and supporting the career progression of our people.

Candidate requirements:

  • Strong experience across any/all of the supply chain cycle, including sourcing and supply management
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft suite.
  • Self-motivated, a strong team player able to engage and motivate at all levels and across functions to meet team goals.
  • Ability to manage and solve complex problems.
  • Capable to work on multiple projects, managing project plans & time scales to ensure delivery.


  • CIPS or alternative membership / accreditation would be preferable – development of this within TST is supported
  • A strong legal / commercial background would be preferable
  • Experience in implementing manufacturing improvements & lean manufacturing are advantageous, together with knowledge of aerospace quality assurance standards & process.
  • Experience using ERP systems (Infor Syteline specifically)
  • Experience with analytics

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary based on experience

You will also be part of the TST culture which offers:

  • Private health care scheme
  • Mental health support- including free counselling sessions
  • Dental; reimbursement of dental work from an annual allowance, option to pay to upgrade cover
  • Free eye tests and reimbursement on glasses from annual allowance.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Enhanced Holiday entitlement related to length of service.
  • Free on- site parking with electric vehicle charging points.
  • Opportunity to be a part of production related bonus scheme.
  • Day off work on your birthday.
  • Refer a friend reward scheme.

Diversity and Inclusion

Turbine Surface Technologies (TST) recognises that by building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

We believe employee diversity is an asset to our business.  People of different age groups, from different backgrounds, genders and cultures, with a range of experiences and capabilities, help us understand and serve our customers and reach our business objectives.

We recognise the need for our employees to possess the levels of skill and knowledge appropriate to the roles they perform in delivering the quality of service our clients expect. This approach and mutual respect creates a culture of co-operation and achievement that underpins the high quality of the services we offer.

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