Category Buyer

RMS Recruitment
£35000 - £40000/annum Pension
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
RMS - Resource Management Solutions are currently recruiting a Category Buyer on behalf of our client a National Tier 1 Manufacturer to the automotive industry based in the North East. A permanent position, this is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive company who are at the forefront of the automotive, manufacturing industry.

Having proudly worked in partnership with this client for over 3 years, RMS are experienced in enhancing their ability to recruit the very best talent, putting solid foundations in place which underpin the further development of their business.

Contracted to 39 hours per week, notable Benefits for this position include:

* 33 days holidays inclusive of bank holidays
* Contributory pension scheme
* Complimentary on Site parking
* Early Friday finish

Reporting directly to the Vice President and Group Managing Director you will work as an integral part of the Category Buying team holding responsibility for sourcing and identifying suppliers globally for steel and casting for the Group.

Day to Day duties will include, but are not limited to:

* Commodity group purchase steel and castings, focused on company and supplier portfolio
* Active contribution of cost reduction programs and growth programs with new projects (e.g. Daimler 2020)
* Yearly price negotiations of serial products
* Negotiation and contract design in coordination with the superior Category Manager
* Creating of the Total Cost Comparison including supplier recommendation
* Creating of Sourcing Boards presentation and presentation of a suitable decision
* Compliance with an implementation of purchasing processes including formal framework conditions
* Orientation of all measures and decisions to purchasing management KPIs
* Purchase responsibly for selected suppliers including price negotiations and target agreements (Supplier Host)
* Benchmark surveys on the purchasing volume in order to deduce savings potential and supplier strategy
* Functional reporting to the Regional Category Manager
* Will be measured on cost savings, delivery performance and parts per million
* Will have no responsibility for direct or operational personnel

To be considered this position you must have a degree with:

* At least 2 years experience of working in a similar role
* Good IT skills / knowledge in the use of MS-Office, SAP and SRM
* Very good English skills (oral and written)
* Knowledge of purchase methods and tools as well as project management
* Ideally with steel and castings product and system knowledge
* Knowledge of the automotive industry

RMS is an equal opportunities employer and recruits and promotes employees on the basis of suitability for the job.

If you are not contacted within 7 days of the closing date then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We will keep your CV on file for any suitable vacancies that may arise in the future unless you contact us and request otherwise