Category Buyer - Chassis

Options Resourcing
24 May 2018
12 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Buyer – Chassis

Hinckley Area

Our client has an exciting opportunity to join their team based at their prestigious Head Office.

The position of Category Buyer (Chassis) will report directly to the Procurement Category Manager.

The procurement Category Specialist will manage a selection of suppliers within the Chassis commodities in order to achieve best value for the client through the supply chain for direct components required for their product.

Along with the Procurement Category manager you will develop category strategies and sourcing initiatives with the aim of:

Supporting the production volume growth

Maintaining and building on the high quality standards

Reducing development lead-times

Reducing BOM cost

Bringing new market technologies to the clients’ products

You will work with the wider product, design and QC functions and champion the development of the performance of the existing supply base.

You will help identify new sources and rationalise the current supply base.

You will be required to analyse trends in your specific categories and advise on the most suitable sources for upcoming product development programmes.

You will key in ensuring a cross functional collaboration with product, design and QC teams to arrive at balanced/considered outcomes – a one team philosophy.

Duties will include:

Manage a selection of suppliers for your commodity group.

Manage and own the sourcing and development activities of components for new model programmes to achieve key stage gates before handing over ownership to the Supply Chain Team for ongoing production

Develop a strategy for your commodities ensuring best value and quickest and most suitable sources for new model development programmes.

Analyse supplier resources to ensure continued development support.

Perform category management including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract, performance and risk management.

Evaluate cost data and quotation analyses for supplier selections.

Identify cost saving opportunities and developing a strategy through VE or negotiations.

Preparation of reports and presentations for their respective categories.

Other related tasks to support the daily running of the department.

Essential Skills:

Good commercial awareness and acumen.

Excellent interpersonal skills to include problem solving, can-do attitude, self-motivation and be able to negotiate and influence at all levels.

Multi-tasking experience and flexibility to address immediate priorities and still manage deadlines with longer-term projects and strategic initiatives.

Attention to detail and having a high degree of accuracy.

Effective organisational skills and good time management.

Analytical and logical.

Must be able to demonstrate sound work ethics and be flexible for worldwide overseas travel and overtime as required from time to time.

IT skills – Outlook, Excel word and PowerPoint.

A relevant business studies, supply chain, procurement or engineering related qualification would be preferable. Alternatively, consideration will be given for the right candidate who can demonstrate experience of working within a role which required good commercial awareness and business acumen

Our client offers a variety of competitive benefits including 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, a Pension Scheme, Student Loan Repayment Scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and Childcare Vouchers.

Staff Discounts on all retail products.

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