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Category Buyer

Reference3065859_673057
EmployerHays
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Town/CityLurgan
LocationsArmagh, Northern Ireland
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted10 July 2017

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Category / Senior Buyer - Leading Manufacturing firm in Co. Armagh

Your new company
You will be joining a newly established specialist manufacturing company based in Co. Armagh who offer leading services to meet increasing customer demands, and have grown massively within the past year. Recently, they have made a significant impact within their market due to determination, hard work and development. Due to business growth, the company are seeking an experienced Buyer to join their procurement team on a full time permanent basis.


Your new role
Reporting to the Head of Purchasing based across the UK, you will be responsible for a specific category spend on raw materials by raising and approving price requisitions using MRP software and creating a detailed spend analysis to achieve cost savings on a monthly basis. The Buyer will maintain relationships with existing suppliers and focus on strategically outsourcing new supply on a global scale to improve material quality and negotiate on price. Also, you will work effectively alongside all departments including production, logistics and quality to review and audit supplier performance whilst engaging with global/local customers to conduct forecast plans and monitor the end-to-end Supply Chain process.


What you'll need to succeed
Your previous experience working alongside a successful purchasing team and ability to manage a specific category of materials/suppliers will lead to success along with a track record of achieving cost savings and communicating effectively with global suppliers. Also, you will be competent using MRP software with strong IT skills and a qualification in CIPS or progression towards membership would be highly beneficial.


What you'll get in return
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work for a leading manufacturing firm who strongly promote internal employee progression and advancement. They strive to implement an enjoyable and open working environment and offer a competitive salary above market average which is completely negotiable based upon relevant purchasing/category management experience. Also, additional benefits include increased holiday entitlement with service, above average pension and life assurance scheme, retail and childcare vouchers and free onsite parking.


What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Amy McCusker at Hays Portadown on 02838445800.
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