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Category Buyer

  • Location

    Wolverhampton, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Automotive

  • Job disciplines:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £49000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jessica Williams

  • Contact email:

    jessica.williams@jonlee.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    49000

  • Salary low:

    30000

  • Job ref:

    BBBH47036

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-06-16

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Category Buyer
Peterborough or Wolverhampton
Paying up to £49,000 per annum

A Category Buyer with experience of category management within a manufacturing or engineering environment is required for a permanent role for an annual salary of up to £49,000 and will be based in Wolverhampton or Peterborough for a manufacturing client.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing a portfolio of suppliers within Iron and Aluminium Castings
  • Serve as the primary contact between the business and the supply base for global and regional initiatives, including filling the functional seat for commercial discussions/negotiations with suppliers
  • Drive performance excellence in quality, cost, logistics, development, and management through direct leverage with the supply base
  • Act as a supplier lead for suppliers with multiple source buyers
  • Help to manage the supplier relationship for that supplier's location
  • Responsible and accountable for the development, and/or communication and implementation of a regional, and worldwide sourcing strategy
  • Responsible for development, management and execution of the global category strategy


Skills required:

  • Degree qualified
  • Experience of category purchasing or product purchasing
  • Manufacturing or engineering sector experience preferred
  • Effective communicator and interpersonal skills
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