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Job Title

Category Buyer

ReferenceEMP386839_208927
RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Chemicals, Energy & Utilities, Engineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Rail & Transport Insfrastructure, Technology & Electronics
Salary£45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Town/CitySouthampton
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted19 May 2017

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A project driven mechanical engineering business are recruiting a Category Buyer. Applicants need strategic procurement experience within manufacturing or engineering, and be familiar with the demands of NPI activities.

The Category Buyer will be responsible for strategic procurement within an operational, project driven framework. Working closely with Engineering and Quality colleagues, the Category Buyer will source from a a global, electro-mechanical supply chain to support new product introduction. It is hoped the Category Buyer will be a driven individual, able to embrace new ideas, drive change and be analytical.

Specific duties of the Category Buyer include:

1. Lead strategic procurement in relation to NPI activities, while contributing to operational tasks
2. Develop supplier score cards and performance parameters
3. Drive improved supply chain performance, deliver cost reduction and improved quality
4. Supplier selection, Assessment and Auditing activities
5. Negotiate and agreement of LT agreements with suppliers and subcontractors
6. Contribute to the development of junior procurement colleagues

Category Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

1. Procurement experience within a technical, NPI or project driven environment
2. Strategic procurement expertise - negotiation, supplier selection and management
3. Ability to act as a change agent
4. Relationship builder - Suppliers, and internal Stakeholders

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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