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Senior Category Manager

Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other
Salary£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsStaffordshire, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted11 July 2017

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Category: Purchasing Jobs/ Procurement Jobs/ Buying Jobs
Category Buyer
Location: Staffordshire
c £40K

A leading Global Manufacturing business is currently looking to recruit a Senior Buyer who has a solid background in purchasing within an Engineering or Technical environment. As Senior Buyer you will be managing the spend for items such as Electronics, Technical Engineering Parts and Component and Electronics.


You will also be responsible for selecting, agreeing and managing a range of suppliers mainly from Automotive/ Engineering and Manufacturing Industries. You will develop relationships with these suppliers to deliver value and benefits to the business, the client and supply partners.


>Developing, implementing and deliver the required Category Management activities for Project operations
>Applying effective procurement practices to result in achieving improved terms with suppliers, adoption of a preferred supplier structure and on time supply to demand
>Support business development activities and ensure that all supply chain risks are bounded at the point of contract and passed appropriately through the supply chain
>Liaise regularly and collaborate with appropriate members of the Procurement functions to optimise leverage opportunities
>Champion the Procurement process with business stakeholders
>Complete periodic supplier reviews to mitigate risk, drive costs down and achieve efficiencies from smart buying principles
>Reduce the overall risk of supply into the business by ensuring all appropriate monitoring, analysis, control, contracting and governance activities are enacted


>Experience of working in large corporate procurement departments
>Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to demonstrate significant maturity and professionalism
>Strong strategic sourcing and stakeholder management skills
>Strong people management skills
>Category management experience
>Commercial law, Contract negotiation and drafting
>Preparation and execution of tendering processes
>Preparation and implementation of the procurement sourcing strategies
>Advising and recommending on policy and sourcing solutions
>Procurement of Services and ongoing Supplier performance management , and purchase of goods and materials
>Key Words Purchasing Procurement Buyer Category Supply Chain

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