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Job Title

Category Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsStaffordshire, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted30 November 2018

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The Category Buyer is responsible for supplier performance with respect to their NPI , Quality, Cost, Risk and Management.

Client Details

A Global Manufacturer of Off-Highway Equipment


  • Early Supplier Engagement

  • Work in conjunction with and support the Purchasing Project teams to deploy the NPI Process

  • Provide guidance to the Prototype Buyers through category strategy for categories they are responsible for

  • Supplier Nomination

  • Responsible for new parts first off availability and Initial Sample Inspection Report compliance within the business NPI process requirement

  • Driving forward quality PPM improvements and PPAP/APQP compliance, supporting supplier quality clinics where appropriate

  • Ensure Warranty Agreements are in place where required prior to placing an order

  • Work alongside Supplier Development Engineers dealing with APQP, Project Readiness and supplier exit strategies

  • Cost reduction – achieving annual cost reduction targets

  • Cost management – driving improved levels of transparency focusing on Quotation Analysis Forms

  • Working with the global teams to understand Lowest Total Cost of Acquisition for specific categories of responsibility

  • Implement Long Term Agreements with assigned suppliers where appropriate

  • Work with the Supplier Development Engineers on VA/VE and implementation of lean tools and techniques to improve Quality, Cost and Delivery performance

  • Risk assessment for nominated supply chain to ensure Business Continuity

  • Monitor supplier financials and report any "at risk" suppliers

  • Supplier resourcing

  • Lead Global Supplier Relationship Management activities for suppliers

  • Work with the Global Business Units and key functions to develop and deploy Global Category Strategies

  • Lead reviews with key suppliers

  • Purchasing in a Manufacturing Environment
  • Familiar with Manufacturing Processes
  • Global Sourcing
  • Working as part of a global matrix organisation
  • New Product Introduction process
  • Commodity Strategy development skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills at all levels within an organisation

Job Offer

A competitive package

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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