Category Manager - Category Buyer - Senior Buyer

Expion Ltd
£45k - £55k pa + Additional Benefits
08 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

At this site, you'll enjoy the challenge of playing an instrumental role in the realisation of products for global customers. But you'll also encounter opportunities to expand and develop your skills in a way that's quite simply unrivalled anywhere else. Because their purchasing professionals never stand still. You'll experience a wide variety of challenges throughout the function, as you hone your expertise along a broad career path.

As a Category Manager, you'll take procurement responsibility for all the soft services purchasing with a significant budget, and you'll focus your skills on leading the delivery of a major programme or transformation project. Either way, you'll play a pivotal role within Purchasing - selecting suppliers to provide optimum value and quality, directing teams to deliver a range of activities, and developing successful supply base strategies. Deploying leading edge purchasing techniques, deftly managing relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders, and carrying out negotiations with suppliers, you'll see to it that you lead the market.

To rise to the challenge, you'll need an impressive array of skills and experience. Ideally Degree or MCIPS qualified, with a proven track record in significant purchasing spend (£multi-million), you will demonstrate highly developed business acumen and an extensive knowledge of contract management. A skilled buyer with a flair for purchasing, you combine tried and tested project management / expertise with exceptional influencing and negotiating skills.

A highly attractive package including relocation reflects the importance of the role. Further career prospects within the group are excellent.

Expion: Our manufacturing and supply chain recruitment brand is well respected for the high quality of work we have delivered for both clients and candidates. Our in-depth knowledge of manufacturing recruitment across core sectors enables us to provide expert advice based on experience and to give you the best access to blue chip client vacancies.

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