About Us:

Abriox is a world-leader in our field of remote monitoring equipment for oil and gas applications. We pride ourselves on designing high quality, efficient and robust products that offer clear benefits to our customers.

The Position:

Abriox procures and free-issues all materials for production to its Contract Electronics Manufacturer. The CEM needs the correct materials to produce what Abriox sells. However, Abriox needs to ensure effective use of working capital.

This role is critical to the operation of the business. You will have full responsibility for ensuring that the materials for Abriox products are available to the CEM when needed, balanced with effective stock control. You will liaise with Sales staff to obtain the best possible forecasting information and convert this into materials resource requirements. You will manage the scheduling and procurement of these materials, assessing and selecting appropriate subcontractors for electronic and top-level mechanical parts, building partnerships and sourcing the materials needed in a timely and accurate fashion. You will be a strong negotiator responsible for gaining optimum pricing for procured parts.

You will organise a stocktake at least once a year at Abriox and the CEM. The stocktake must be carried out quickly in order to minimise interruption to production, but accurately to ensure that records are accurate. This requires careful planning and a high level of interaction with the CEM.

As an ISO9001 accredited company, the following of procedures and the accurate keeping of records is mandatory. Meticulous attention to detail, quality and presentation are essential. You should be a good communicator, both externally in your dealings with suppliers and subcontractors, and internally to provide accurate management information. You will periodically visit our key subcontractors and audit them – and will also identify alternative suppliers wherever possible to maintain our quality and ensure competition in the supply base.

Our Engineering department will require your assistance when designing new products – to identify suppliers, obtain samples or prototypes and to assess the quality and suitability of materials going into the new products. You will work with Engineering and the CEM to ensure that these enter production smoothly.

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Schedule materials to meet anticipated production levels
  • Negotiate pricing, quantities and delivery of materials with suppliers
  • Liaise with Sales to get the best possible forecasting information
  • Support sub-contract manufacturers
  • Ensure all parts are ordered and delivered for production/assembly and, in support of product development, for prototypes
  • Manage stock levels to ensure optimum use of working capital and stockturns
  • Ensure materials at Abriox and subcontractors are identified and controlled
  • Set up and maintain material information on our ERP system
  • Implement cost reduction exercises for Abriox products
  • Deal effectively with supplier non-conformances and close them out
  • Plan and implement stocktakes (at Abriox and subcontractors)
  • Maintain up-to-date production information (Abriox part numbers, Bills of Materials)
  • Identify new or alternative suppliers where appropriate and assess them for suitability
  • Carry out site audits of key suppliers in accordance with procedures
  • Support Engineering with materials sourcing requirements for new product development and introduction to manufacture

Essential Experience:

  • Strong procurement and material scheduling experience
  • Solid English and Math (any physics/electronics knowledge is a benefit)
  • PC literate (all document and records are PC-based)
  • Experience of a manufacturing/production environment
  • Familiar with commercial documentation (POs, invoices, delivery notes, etc.)
  • Familiar with Odoo (ERP system) but not essential


  • Be self-managing
  • Be organised and tidy
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Have good communication
  • Have a sense of humour

We Offer:

  • A salary of up to £50k dependent on skills and experience
  • Responsibility, growth potential, a stimulating work environment, training and an excellent team ethic
  • Flexible working hours with option for remote working
  • Company pension
  • Private healthcare


Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, full-time and without restriction.

Please forward CV and covering letter to jobs@abriox.com

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