Category Buyer International

Kelly Services
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Buyer (International)
£38,000 - 44,000 per annum plus benefits
Permanent/12 month FTC options available

Kelly Services is recruiting for a Category Buyer for our international client in Gloucester.

The organisation itself is forward-thinking and acquisitive, with a wide product range. The role required sits within a medium sized Indirect Purchasing team at a Senior level.

The purpose is to design and implement the procurement strategy of the Categories you own, leading the sourcing activity for each Category to ensure that the best value is delivered at all times. This will include stakeholder management, negotiating with suppliers and putting key strategy in place. You will be expected to work with the wider business to reflect their core values across the region.

You will come from a Procurement background, ideally with international exposure, but experience within either Direct or Indirect Procurement will be considered.

Duties will include:

- Working with your stakeholders across the region to execute the strategy of the category.
- Managing supplier performance and agreements, making improvements where necessary
- Maintaining understanding of the wider marketplace within your category, ensuring that industry trends are taken into account
- Maintaining purchasing contracts to include best practice, making amendments to terms where necessary
- Identifying and addressing purchasing risks
- Maintaining understanding of international commercial law, primarily UK and European.
- Negotiating complex commercial agreements

Person specification:

- Bachelor's degree in relevant subject such as Supply Chain, Operations, Business or Engineering
- Fluent English and French Language skills (Italian desirable)
- Previous experience within Corporate environment
- Strategic Purchasing experience necessary
- Excellent negotiation skills
- Commercial awareness necessary

Some travel internationally is required within the position, including around 20-30% travel across the region, in the UK and Europe primarily.

You may have worked in jobs entitled Buyer, Category Buyer, Commodity Buyer, Category Manager, Purchasing Manager, or Procurement Manager.

If you are interested, please apply today.

Kelly Services UK Lts is acting as an employment agency on behalf of the client.