Category Buyer

Recruiter
SF Group
Location
Sutton Coldfield
Salary
27000.0000
Posted
08 Feb 2017
Closes
08 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

My client is currently looking for a Category Buyer to join their company based in Minworth on a 12 month contract.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all indirect purchases over £1,000
  • Supplier visits - this could be in the UK and Overseas
  • Identify cost reductions
  • Contract negotiation
  • Sourcing commodities/components/contracts
  • Making sure materials are supplied to satisfy manufacturing
  • Reducing lead times
  • Support purchasing director in specific project
  • Maintain commodity price tracker
  • Comply with health and safety in line with the company policy

The ideal candidate must:

  • Flexible
  • Work well under pressure
  • Negotiation skills
  • 3-5 years buying experience
  • Background in manufacturing - FMCG
  • Record of cost reductions
  • Product knowledge - packaging, mouldings, fastenings and plastics
  • Good computer skills
  • VA/VE skills
  • Self motivated
  • Organised

Advantages:

  • IPS Qualified
  • CIPS Qualified