Senior NPI Buyer

Job description

Job title: Senior NPI Buyer

Department: Supply Chain

Reporting to: Purchasing Manager

Staff reporting: 5

Salary: Competitive

Working week: 40 hours per week

About us

Our purpose is to change the way people live in cities. By providing the means to commute or explore with a bike that you can take anywhere and store anywhere, we can make cities happier places to live. We want to increase people’s freedom, improve their health and reduce society’s impact on the environment. We make more than just a bicycle, and we are more than just a bicycle company.

We continue to make the Brompton in West London, where we started in 1975, but our product has travelled far - we now export 80% of our bicycles to 47 countries. In the past 3 years we have invested in a new purpose-built production facility, transformed our digital architecture, opened new flagship stores and had our biggest product launch in company history and we’re not stopping there - the next 5 years presents an exciting trajectory, full of opportunities.

To truly deliver on our purpose, we need passionate, innovative and talented people that want to challenge the status quo and make an impact. We can offer you a job you won’t find anywhere else.

Uniform: The Company wishes to portray a corporate and professional business image to its clients and customers. It also wants to ensure that clothing is compatible with safe moving and handling practices, reducing the risk of injury. To this end you will be supplied with Company polo shirts that you will be required to wear

The role

Overall, the senior NPI buyer needs to work between the purchasing manager and the NPI buyers. The main expectation is for the senior production buyer to take over the NPI purchasing task planning, monitoring, and reporting of the NPI buying team and be the first point of help if the NPI buyers have problems that they cannot solve.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Making sure buyers have plans to complete their purchasing tasks, reviewing buyers’ plans and helping to optimise the plans for all projects.
  • Monitoring the buyers plans and reporting the status to the purchasing manager.
  • Helping buyers to catch up with plans if there is any delay(s)
  • Identifying areas where there needs improvement and process and helping the purchasing manager to implement improvement and process
  • Trouble shooting for the NPI buying team where is needed
  • Performing NPI purchasing tasks like sourcing, RFQs, negotiating, contracting and supplier relationship management
  • Managing your own new parts or projects.

Job requirements

Key skills required

  • Must be a problem solver
  • Proactive, open, honest and have attention to detail
  • Ability to analyse, think logically, learn things quickly and understand the concept of lean management and value adding
  • Solid purchasing knowledge. Must be in the purchasing role for at least 5 years.
  • A track record of achievements in the purchasing area
  • Good at the Microsoft office software, especially EXCEL to do data analysis
  • Must have good understanding of manufacturing process
  • Must have a basic understanding of engineering drawings
  • Basic understandings of bike parts
  • 2-3 years working experience in manufacturing industry
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Desirable skills

  • CIPS qualification is desirable


  • Bachelor’s degree preferable but non- essential


Brompton offers you a very excellent working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well, communicate, and cooperate with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international, and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle; we all share the same passion and dedication to the company and embrace differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.

  • Huge discount on your very own Brompton (family and friends get discount too)
  • Position to thrive. Whether you are early in your career or an experienced professional, Brompton provides you with everything you need to excel in your job and for personal growth. You will be actively encouraged to increase your skillset and to attend relevant events
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, increasing the longer you stay with us
  • Workplace Pension Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Flexible Working, Cycle to Work Scheme to name just a few….
  • Birthday Breakfast, Family Fun Days, Christmas Parties, London to Brighton Bike Rides, Charity Raffles, Volunteering with the local community all go towards creating a working environment that is fun and enriching