Castings Buyer

Req ID:  63451

Glasgow, GB, G44 4EX

Date:  Jul 7, 2024

For over 140 years our products have helped ensure the safe, reliable operations of key industries.  With a passion for precision and partnership, Celeros Flow Technology continues this heritage of high performance and dependability, providing mission critical, sustainable flow control solutions for our customers around the globe.


Celeros Flow Technology is looking for individuals with a voice and a vision.  We embrace change, diversity and promote new ways of looking at old ideas.  We seek talented professionals to join our world-class team of innovators in a global, collaborative & multi-cultural environment, where you will be challenged, supported, and inspired to be extraordinary.




The Castings Buyer will will assume full accountability for Procurement and delivery of all Contract related parts, in parallel with full management of the vendor base. The key drivers and focus will be to manage the vendor base to ensure all aspects of OTD, Cost and Quality are maintained. It will also include internal management of key stakeholders.




  • Proficiency in purchasing raw materials such as bar, sheet, plate, casting, and forgings.
  • Source materials cost-effectively, manage supplier relations, liaise with subcontractors, and oversee timely delivery.
  • Coordinate with management to align procurement strategies with company goals.
  • Execute procurement operations, ensuring quality and cost targets are met.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a Buyer within a Casting engineering / advanced manufacturing environment for industries such as Aerospace, Nuclear, MOD, Oil & Gas etc would be beneficial.
  • Proven ability in supplier management, ensuring suppliers are fit for purpose.
  • Worked with foundries (predominantly UK based foundries) to re-confirm identity of patterns held at their respective premises (incl part number identity, condition, no. of pieces, type of pattern etc).
  • Functionally ensuring departmental metrics (weekly and monthly progress reporting) are met and that the programme to complete the exercise remains on time and to schedule.
  • Meeting and/or exceeding Departmental targets such as Annual Savings, OTD vendor performance and any other tracked and measured criteria connected to vendor management / supply chain activity.
  • Visiting major casting suppliers regularly to ensure business milestones are met.




  • Engineering qualification preferably HNC or higher, with strong Engineering background (preferably in the valve or pump industry) is desirable. An understanding of patterns and castings industry is desirable.
  • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret drawings. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure guides and to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, other internal departments, suppliers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with internal Departments and suppliers, able to handle enquiries / problem solve in a confident, professional, and competent manner.



You must have valid right to work in the UK to apply for this role.




  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities to develop
  • Bonus
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Holiday buy and sell
  • Pension
  • Life Cover
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Digital Benefits; Health, Wealth & Lifestyle




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Required daily to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, and see (specific close vision abilities are required to perform computer work)
  • Required occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Required daily to use hands and fingers and arms to reach (to operate a computer and telephone)
  • Required occasionally to lift and/or move objects that are light to moderate
  • Required occasionally to travel (usually by air or road so may be required to sit for extended periods)




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work with moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, etc.)
  • Ability to work in an open planned office / individual office
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for extended periods
  • Ability to sit in a car or on a plane for extended periods




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




All Celeros divisions are committed to the effective use of the Celeros Values.  It is important that all employees understand and utilize these values when performing the duties of his/her position.

INTEGRITY:  We work safely and respect our employees, business partners & environment. We always lead by example.

SPEED:  In our mission to bring mission-critical flow control equipment to the world, energy in our actions & urgency.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  We stand behind our actions and deliver on our promises.

PARTNERSHIP:  We collaborate across our teams & our customers to win together. We rely on each other to deliver the best outcome & celebrate successes.

EXCELLENCE:  We are passionate about being the best at engineering, manufacturing & maintaining mission-critical equipment.  We seek quality & community improvement in every interaction.




Quality encompasses all aspects of Celeros’ business, and every employee shares the responsibility to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity relating to product, process and the quality system.  All employees have an obligation to identify and record any such nonconformity, and through designed channels, initiate and recommend solutions.



CELEROS Flow Technology is an equal opportunity employer.