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Category Buyer - Engineering

Category Buyer - Engineering

  • Location

    Hampshire, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance and benefits

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

  • Contact email:

    sheila.harris@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    55000

  • Salary low:

    45000

  • Job ref:

    J11224_1520936455

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-04-12

  • Startdate:

    13/03/2018

  • Consultant:

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Category Buyer - Engineering
Our client is a Major global organisation who are undergoing extensive growth and expansion and as a result are seeking an experienced Category Buyer within Engineering. The role offers excellent chance for progression and further development.
Role:
You will ideally have experience of any of the following areas of Purchasing - Electrical components (automotive) or capital equipment
You will be responsible for the following remit:
* Responsible for the full end to end sourcing and supply process for a category from supporting business partners to develop a definition of need
* Collaborate closely with the various business partners from product specialists, through supply chain and logistics
* Manage, on behalf of the business, effective supplier relationships, balancing security of supply, cost effectiveness, commitment, and access to market innovation.
* Lead and execute tendering, negotiating, contracting and contract management activities.
* Identify and lead opportunities within the category to drive performance in supply, cost, quality, innovation and risk.
* Conduct regular analysis of supplier spend and volume data, reducing overall supply chain costs or leveraging spends where scale allows
* Promote a team attitude and encourage communication and sharing of information within the team and with our customers. .
* Ensure the relevant data in purchasing systems.
* Ensure timely interaction with the logistics team to make certain Goods are transported through the logistics network in a cost efficient manner
* Progressions to take on management responsibility in this role
Requirements
* Ideally CIPS qualified or studying
* Excellent demonstrable indirects commodity experience
* International / matrix environment Procurement experience preferred, though non-essential
* Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
* Highly developed stakeholder relationship management skills and experience
* Demonstrable previous track record of successful Project Management
* High degree of commercial acumen