Category Buyer

First Military Recruitment
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
DC154 - Category BuyerLocation: PeterleeSalary: £CompetitiveOverview:From an automotive background with a good understanding of materials, you will source and identify suppliers globally for steel and ductile iron castings for our client and the global network. 80% of purchases cover steel and ductile iron castings buying. You will be familiar with automated disamatic casting processes and investment castings. A very challenging opportunity for the right candidate.Key Responsibilities:* Commodity group purchase steel and castings, focused on company part 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.* Central linking point of company between the Centre Of Competence Purchasing and the Global Category Purchasing Team.* Functional reporting to the Regional Category Manager Castings.* Will be measured on cost savings, delivery performance and parts per million* Will have no responsibility for direct or operational personnel.Skills and Experience:* Must have had at least 3 years' experience in an automotive buyer background and be familiar with ductile iron castings, automated disamatic casting processes and investment castings.* Must have a commercial and/or technical degree with a good understanding of materials.* Must have had at least 3 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 very good English skills (oral and written).* Must have knowledge of purchase methods and tools as well as project management.
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