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Senior Category Buyer

Job Title

Senior Category Buyer

ReferenceJ11670_403208
Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other
SalaryNegotiable
BenefitsPackage
Town/CitySouthampton
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 November 2018

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Senior Category Buyer – Capex/FF&E



Our client is a Major global organisation based in Southampton, who are undergoing extensive growth and expansion and as a result are seeking an experienced Senior Category Buyer covering categories which may include fixed fees/services (any products that pay a monthly fee for) i.e. Vacuum Cleaners, Chemicals, capital equipment etc.



Further responsibilities include:
  • Develop Sourcing Strategies
  • Engage effectively with the supply market for their category to bring value-added innovation and opportunities
  • Manage, on behalf of the business, effective supplier relationships
  • Lead and execute tendering, negotiating, contracting and contract management activities on significant spend areas within their category
  • Identify and lead opportunities within their 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
  • Act as a Procurement Business partner for product/operations management

Person Specification:
  • Ideally, CIPS qualified or studying
  • Be experienced in category management and development of sourcing strategies, and the end to end sourcing process
  • Ideal sourcing experience of FF&E, Capex or purchasing of parts or similar, from within a technical environment would be preferable
  • Have excellent negotiating skills drawing up and dealing with contracts of varying values and complexities, and managing supplier Service Level Agreements.
  • Be commercially astute analyst, a natural problem solver

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