Category Buyer

Consilium Recruit
Bedford, UK
10 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A large and growing engineering company has an immediate requirement for a Category Buyer based in Bedford on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager, the ideal candidate will have purchasing experience within a manufacturing engineering environment.

Commutable from: Bedford, Milton Keynes, Stevenage, Bletchley, Luton, Northampton, Cambridge, St Neots, Corby, Newport Pagnell

Salary: £ 35,000 p.a. - £ 40,000 p.a. 23 days holiday plus 8, use of company pool car, flexible working hours

The Role of Category Buyer:
  • Manage and select best value suppliers for the assigned category
  • Also supervise part costs to coincide with budget expectations and deliver cost downs with business targets
  • Maintain supplier agreements and ensure terms and conditions are in place for at least the top 80% of category spend
  • Champion supplier performance improvement for the assigned category
  • Ensure all data is up to date on IFS database for the category
  • Commercial agreement negotiation
  • Order coverage in line with production plan to provide total production coverage

The Person:
  • HND level of education
  • Preferably CIPS qualified
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Purchasing/Procurement role within a manufacturing engineering environment
  • Experience in negotiating commercial agreements with suppliers
  • Experience from low volume manufacturing would be advantageous (possibly project buying or niche vehicle purchasing)
  • Experience managing categorys of hydraulics, pneumatics, rubber, fabrications or electronics would be advantageous
  • Some experience working in Europe and Asia would be ideal
  • Some international travel is expected

To apply please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Griffiths or call 01789 201040, thanks.

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