Category Buyer

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35,000 p/a DOE

  • Contact:

    Kate Stevens

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    01384 446117

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Category Buyer - press tooling & assembly 



Seeking a Category Buyer on a fixed term 4 to 6 month contract working for the one of the world’s largest suppliers to the automotive industry.

As Category Buyer you will be responsible and accountable for the monitoring and managing the supplier base’s performance, as defined by the category strategy. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Monitors all Procurement strategies performances to ensure that the maximised value is achieved for the business
  • Builds in-depth knowledge of the supply market within their category sector
  • Monitors and supports the execution of all strategies, including supporting negotiation with suppliers, evaluating on-going contract and supplier performance and measuring contract compliance
  • Support and implementation of sourcing of group-wide deals for the overall category strategy, including supporting any other category sourcing strategies
  • Monitoring and reporting on strategic suppliers within the category
  • Monitor and support the implementation, performance and compliance to group-wide deals in support of the category strategy
  • Deliver and exceed targets set through clear objectives that link to the overall business and functional strategy 

Key Experiences and Qualifications:

  • Automotive sector experience with a Purchasing and Programme Management/Project bias
  • Experience in press tooling and assembly purchases
  • Experience with working with suppliers in China
  • Understanding of QAF’s and data harvesting/analysis
  • MCIP’s qualified or working towards MCIP’s
  • An engineering qualification 

Desirable Skills and Experience Required:

  • Prolific in Excel, Word and Power point.
  • Previous experience of working at an OEM or large tier 1 supplier
  • Commercially astute

Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY! 

Looking for an immediate start with interview taking place next week.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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