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Category Lead Buyer Indirect

Chase and Holland Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
21 Dec 2021

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Category Lead Buyer (Indirect) - Alfreton - £28,000-£35,000 + CIPS study package

Chase and Holland are proud to be working with an International market leading Manufacturing business who are currently recruiting a Category Lead Buyer to join their team.
This role offers fantastic development opportunities and a fully paid for CIPS qualification, so if you are looking to grow your career and work within a market leading business, then do apply!

Category Lead Buyer Responsibilities:

  • Carry out detailed spend analysis and produce category reviews together with recommended
  • Responsible for all spend in given categories
  • Control of significant annual expenditure
  • Look at all methods of reducing spend, including specifications, usage, lifecycles, price and working capital requirements
  • Prepare specifications in conjunction with end users and issue tenders
  • Analyse tenders and award contracts
  • Negotiate with suppliers to deliver cost savings
  • Work with existing suppliers to look at new products & methods of working
  • Investigate new sources of supply and alternative products / services
  • Input purchase orders and approve purchase requisitions as necessary
  • Develop methods and procedures of working and keep records of these up to date
  • Liaise with production, planning and other teams to provide assistance where supply issues cannot be directly solved
  • Review supplier performance and develop action plans with the supplier to improve performance where necessary
  • Work with departments such as Quality to review and audit supplier performance
  • Develop a cost saving program for own area and input data in the Budget process
  • Liaise and share best practice with other Group companies
  • Review contract documentation and negotiate amendments where necessary
  • Support all UK plants and seek deals that cover all sites to maximise spending power
  • Ensure contracts are up to date, pricings correct and resolve invoice queries
  • Be involved in small value Capital Purchase projects (CAPEX)

Hours of work - Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm (flex) with 1-hour lunch

Key Requirements and Preferences:

  • A level or equivalent essential
  • Ability to network and build strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Strong IT skills especially Excel
  • MRP system experience
  • Able to travel frequently according to job demands, both nationally and internationally
  • Analytical ability, with great attention to detail
  • Excellent negotiation skills

In return you'll receive:

  • 25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • CIPS study package
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in service
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite canteen

If you are interested in finding out about this exciting Category Lead Buyer opportunity, click 'apply now'.

Chase and Holland acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Finance, Supply Chain, HR and IT recruitment and comfortably service Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire marketplaces
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