Strategic Buyer

Derby Permanent £45,000 - £55,000 per year
  • Join a highly-successful manufacturing client and global market leader!
  • A business that is seeing huge growth, great time to join!

About Our Client

A market leading manufacturer who have established themselves as a global market leader.

Job Description

As a Category Buyer you will be responsible for developing category strategies to ensure we have a robust and competitive supply chain.

  • Develop Category Strategies for each area of responsibility, working with the wider business to ensure strategies are implemented in a timely manner
  • Ensure early engagement with engineering and suppliers to ensure we are sourcing the best products from the beginning of our projects
  • Manage multiple resource / capacity projects with suppliers to ensure the business can achieve our 5-year plan
  • Identify and drive cost reduction activities.
  • Responsible for leading contractual negotiations for your suppliers (Long Term / Development / Warranty Agreements etc)
  • Develop and lead global supplier relationships to deliver tangible mutual benefits
  • Work with suppliers and engineering to identify new technologies to reduce cost and or add additional value to our machines
  • Build strong relationships across the business and the supply base, be responsible and accountable to make and influence key decisions that are in the best interest of the business.

The Successful Applicant

  • Significant procurement experience - preferably within a manufacturing business
  • Experience developing and implementing successful long-term category strategies
  • Understanding of key cost drivers within a supply base
  • Confident negotiator with a proven record of creating cost ideas and delivering significant reductions
  • Experience managing multiple projects and co-ordinating cross functional teams to ensure on-time delivery
  • Experience working with a global supply base - ability to travel globally is a requirement for this role
  • Experience managing high level supplier relationships & delivering tangible benefits - preferably within global organisations
  • Ability to build strong internal relationships - preferably experience working closely with technical engineers

What's on Offer

  • Salary up to £55k potential to go to £60k D.O.E
  • Bonus scheme
  • 1pm finish on a Friday
  • Extensive package
Tom O'Donnell
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Phone number
+44 115 948 6406

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Direct Procurement
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Tom O'Donnell
Consultant phone
+44 115 948 6406
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