Category Buyer

05 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Manpower is looking for a Category Buyer to join a UK leading company which provides precision engineering products . As a Category Buyer you will support the Head of Procurement for large body machine parts and sub-contractors. Responsible for timely delivery of Materials and Services to site in accordance with the constraints & lead-times agreed between the business and the suppliers.

Key responsibilities and Specific Accountability's;

* Create and implement category sourcing strategies utilising Category Management process

* Manage all commercial aspects of sourcing - spend analysis, tendering and business award

* Source and evaluate new products to promote cost savings and efficiency's

* Negotiate, implement and maintain supplier framework agreements

* Undertake Supplier performance reviews as deemed necessary in order to maintain Supplier performance levels for Quality, Cost, Delivery

* Responsible for driving and implementing Supplier Development programmes for category preferred Suppliers

* Drive cost reduction, VAVE activity and report all cost saving activity against agreed targets

* Supply Chain lead and support to cross divisional projects and initiatives

* Responsible for the timely conversion of requisitions to purchase orders through to purchase order placement

To be successful in the role, you will be also expected to have the following skills and experience;

* Proven experience of category buying within a complex Engineering/Technical manufacturing environment, including Low Cost and Best Cost sourcing.

* Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications

* Machining/machine parts and materials knowledge is essential

* Familiar with problem solving tools and techniques, problem resolution and driving the overall countermeasure proposal process.

* Experience working across numerous projects and working closely with an international supply base and multiple cultures.

In return for your services, you will receive an outstanding remuneration package which includes a salary of circa £35,000.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity to really propel your career within Category Buying, please don’t hesitate to apply today

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