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Procurement specialist (technical)

Procurement Specialist (Technical)

Products Group

Permanent, full time (35 hours / week). Cambridge, UK.

£34k+ depending on skills and experience +profit share (variable, but typically 10% of salary in recent years)


Working with our production team, you’ll use our MRP and purchasing tools to source components and manufactured parts for our wide range of scientific instruments, from suppliers around the world.

This role will span the retirement of our existing MRP tool (SAGE Manufacturing) and its replacement with 123 Insight – offering the opportunity to be involved with the implementation of the new system from the start.

As part of a global SME, you’ll have the opportunity to rapidly gain skills and experience across a broad range of areas (including purchasing, supply chain,  supplier relationships, and quality within the ISO9001:2015 framework), while maintaining appropriate focus on details and delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

Use our MRP system (in close co-operation with production engineers) to assess purchasing requirements, placing RFQs and subsequent POs with suppliers and monitoring deliveries and performance.

With support from engineers, provide the initial conduit for technical inquiries from suppliers.

Maintain and optimise our stock levels (currently ~£3 million).

Maintain and build relationships with our key suppliers.


Enjoy learning new skills and self-developing your understanding, in response to technical challenges

Are comfortable working in an engineering environment

Are driven to deliver good solutions and identify opportunities for continual improvement

Have an appreciation for the commercial and technical aspects of business

Are confident being the face of the company with suppliers, and personable in order to develop those relationships

Are a proficient user of Windows PCs

Have the right to live and work in the UK


  • 25 days holiday

  • workplace pension

  • income protection insurance

  • death in service benefit

  • cycle to work scheme

Apply / Further Information

Email your CV and covering letter to


Cambustion conceives, develops, manufactures and supports a range of scientific instrumentation for our global customer base. Key markets include China, USA and Europe, with 85% of product sales outside the UK. The customer base includes a broad mix of industry, university and government research institutions. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the company is privately owned, with over 30 years of steady growth. We invest heavily in R&D and continue to develop new and existing product ranges.

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