Category Buyer

Theo James Recruitment
Bishop Auckland, County Durham
£30000 - £33000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Company / Overview
A new position for a Category Buyer is now available for an expanding engineering business. Key relationships will be with external global suppliers and responsible for the spend for direct or indirect purchases made across the group.
Job Details
The postholder will be responsible for creating a long term strategy across multiple sites, defining the supply base and rationalising the number of suppliers used to leverage spend and reduce complexity.

Taking the lead in managing supplier performance, developing the pricing through tendering and component assessment forms and cost reduction activities.

An important part of the position would be to drive continuous improvement of the supply base targeting delivery, quality and cost. Providing NPI support including the identification of new suppliers, technology and processes.

The role of Category Buyer will include the day to day management of the site Buyer.

Experience / Qualifications
Experience of tendering and procurement processes is essential for this position, have strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret commercial data and be fully conversant with MS office, particularly excel.

Confident with negotiation and issue resolution, be able to liaise and work with stakeholders and also be prepared to travel to suppliers and group locations. (Expected 20-25%)

Salary / Shifts
Day shift
Up to £33,000 depending on experience