Category Buyer

AJP Recruitment
Peterlee, County Durham
£35000 - £45000/annum Plus benefits
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client are specialists in sub contract fabrication, machining and the manufacture of bespoke turnkey solutions across a broad range of sectors and due to growth now require a Buyer to source and identify suppliers globally for steel and castings for the Group of Companies. 80% of purchases cover steel and castings buying.

The Role

Commodity group purchase steel and castings, focused on part and supplier portfolio
Active contribution of cost reduction programs and growth programs with new projects
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

The Person

Must be flexible on worldwide travel
Must have a commercial and/or technical degree
Will have had at least 2 years’ experience of working in a similar role
Must be computer literate with a very good knowledge in the use of MS-Office, SAP and SRM
Must have knowledge of purchase methods and tools as well as project management
Ideally will have steel and castings product and system knowledge
Will ideally have knowledge of the automotive industry