The Company

We are looking for an experienced Junior Buyer to join Refeyn Ltd as a critical member of the Operations team. As the primary person responsible for procurement and buying activities, the successful candidate with work closely with the Procurement Manager to ensure effective inventory control.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work well under pressure and build strong relationships with internal and external suppliers. They will be a confident negotiator and know when to be assertive and will not shy away from taking action to solve a problem. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential as is the ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues and third-party suppliers.

We have a great team, significant funding and a truly global ambition – all of which position us for rapid growth. Joining at this stage in the company’s development represents a unique opportunity to take ownership of building a world-class procurement function from the ground up, and to become a leader in the Operations team.

Who we are

Refeyn’s unique technology is delivering a disruptive new generation of analytical instruments that weigh individual molecules with light. Just two years after being spun out of two world-class research groups in Oxford University, Refeyn Ltd has already delivered instrumentation to over 50 customers.  


  • Liaising with internal customers and then sourcing and placing orders from written requests or MRP.
  • Following through orders from start to delivery onsite.
  • Liaising with the accounts department to resolve invoice price and delivery queries with suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain a good professional relation with our suppliers.
  • Generate request for quotes, requisitions, and purchase orders.
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date supplier database– updating delivery dates, acknowledgments, pricing on the existing MRP.
  • Keep internal customers updated on issues and delivery status.
  • Liaise with suppliers to obtain accurate delivery dates.
  • Effectively expedite deliveries in difficult circumstances.
  • Ensure the material supply chain needs of manufacturing are met.
  • Raise any issues that may impact on the production flow at the earliest opportunity.
  • Resolve any price queries with the purchase orders and invoices.
  • System Data Accuracy and Integrity - i.e., Purchase Order Maintenance.
  • Inventory Control - appropriate controls for On-Site and Off-Site stock.
  • Fulfill indirect procurement requisitions.
  • Ensure that inventory control is maintained at correct levels.
  • Work with stores to ensure that all deliveries agree with purchase orders and investigate any anomalies or damaged goods.
  • Audit and checking stock locations to help ensure parts are available to pick on a weekly basis.
  • Book in material receipts at time of delivery ensuring internal inventory availability reports are up to date
  • Work closely with Procurement manager to resolve any inventory related issues
  • Carry out Annual stock counts and review inventory accuracy reports

The Candidate

  • Minimum of 3 years commercial experience in a manufacturing/buying/procurement function
  • Minimum 3 years electronics / Electromechanical purchasing from Global Suppliers Purchasing components, sub-assemblies and finished goods
  • Fully conversant with MRP & ERP Systems
  • Computer literate in Office 365

Employment details

  • Full-time employee, based in Oxford

Remuneration and Benefits

Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience

In addition to a competitive starting salary, Refeyn also offers 5% Company pension contribution, 25 days' annual leave, and comprehensive employee insurances including private medical, life assurance, critical illness and income protection

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