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Senior Category Buyer

Industry SectorFood Service, Catering, & Hospitality, Non-Grocery, Retail, Services, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsArmagh, Northern Ireland
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 December 2017

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Your new company
You will be joining a fully established organisation who operate as a UK market leader within the specialist industry they operate within. Due to ongoing success and new projects planned for 2018, they are seeking a Senior Category Buyer on a full time permanent basis to join and manage purchasing activities for up to 6 product categories.

Your new role
Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will be responsible for managing an approx. £3 Million spend on set categories by working with global suppliers in the Far East and China to consistently implement process improvements and successfully negotiate cost savings. The Senior Category Buyer will be responsible for planning and implementing global sourcing activities across the procurement team to improve product pricing and quality whilst monitoring supplier performance to provide key information on market conditions for maintaining competitive advantage and succession growth. Also, you will have no direct reports but will actively communicate and liaise effectively with all departments including Commercial Finance and Supply Chain with targets to achieve KPI's on annual cost reduction.

What you'll need to succeed
Your previous experience working within or leading a successful purchasing or supply chain team along with examples of strategic outsourcing and negotiating prices with global suppliers will lead to success. Also, you will show examples of how to manage a set category of materials/products with the ability to communicate purchasing forecasts effectively across all departments. Also, a qualification with CIPS/working towards or negotiation courses are not essential but highly advantageous for success in this role.

What you'll get in return
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work for a global brand at a senior level with a clear progression route specific to your own career path. You will be rewarded with high job satisfaction upon success in this role along with a negotiable salary/benefits package above market average, including an individual bonus based on annual cost savings and the opportunity for global travel.

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.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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