Category Buyer

Alliance Consulting
Bedford, UK
26 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Buyer (Electrical, Drives, Assemblies, Machined Parts, Components, Hydraulics)

We are a global manufacturer of low volume, high value capital equipment currently recruiting for an experienced Category Buyer to join our established team. An experienced Category Buyer with a minimum of 5 years' experience, your sourcing repertoire should include for items such as machined parts, hydraulics, assemblies, electricals, drives, mechanical assemblies or similar. The Category Buyer will be responsible for managing and improving supplier relationships and achieving best value for their allocated category. The Category Buyer will own supplier assessment and selection, agreement negotiation and cost down activities. We invite applications from experienced Category Buyers who have worked in a similar environment purchasing for the afore mentioned items. Candidates from an Automotive background or Specialist Vehicles are of particular interest. We can offer an attractive salary of up to £40,000 per annum and the opportunity for flexible working.

We invite applications from Category Buyers with the following attributes:

* Minimum 5 years' experience sourcing for items such as assemblies, fabrications, machined parts and components, drives, hydraulics

* Ideally CIPS qualified

* Experience of negotiating Terms with suppliers

* Experience of delivering cost down exercises in a Manufacturing Engineering environment

* Category Management experience

* Ideally experience of working with European and/or Asian suppliers

When applying for this role, please indicate your current salary (plus benefits package), minimum salary required, notice period and your reasons for wishing to move from your current company. Alliance Consulting is acting as an employment agency in this respect. Alliance Consulting specialise in the placement of engineers throughout the UK. By sending us your CV you are explicitly consenting to our processing of your personal data on a computer database and/or in manual files for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. This processing will be carried out in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. By applying for this role you hereby consent to us submitting your CV to our client. If you do not wish your CV to be sent to our client then you must clearly state this to us. Equally, if there are any companies that you do not wish your CV to be sent to (for whatever reason), then please let us know of this when you apply

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