Category Buyer

Macildowie Associates
£40,000 per annum
09 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

Macildowie are excited to work with a global manufacturing business who are looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to join their successful growing team based in Warwickshire. The team are responsible for a large amount of spend and work with suppliers globally. As senior buyer/Group buyer, you'll be focusing on building internal and external relationships, driving down costs, implementing procurement strategies and managing spend across a wide array of commodities.

The Role:

You will be responsible for selecting, agreeing and managing a range of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers mainly from the Automotive Industry. 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

The Person

>Experience of working in large corporate procurement departments
>Experience or managing a high number of components 100+ per year
>Experience of managing multiple changes within a components portfolio throughout the year
>Strong strategic sourcing and stakeholder management skills
>Preparation and implementation of the procurement sourcing strategies

The key areas of interest revolve around your ability to manage spend, conflict management and strategy development. As a senior buyer or group buyer you'll be expected to lead meetings with suppliers and stakeholders, produce reports and work with multiple departments within the company. Your ability to prioritise work, communicate across all levels and adapt to an ever changing environment will help you throughout your career.

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