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IT Category Buyer 37953

  • Location: Warwick
  • Salary: £39.73 - 39.73 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 17 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Purchasing and procurement
  • Contact: Ellie Ebbage
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 397555
  • Expiry Date: 09 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 61671

Category Buyer - Enterprise IT & Digital Service – 37953

Pay Rate: up to £39.73/hr LTD – inside IR35 (PAYE option available)

Division: Purchasing

Contract Position based at: Gaydon with travel to other sites as required

Position Description:

The Digital Procurement team has responsibility for creating and managing external commercial relationships that support product offerings within the Digital space. It is the key point of interface for major software, services and digital content providers.

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, you will have global responsibility for specific categories, commodities and services on behalf of the business. You will utilise your experience to analyse, define, and implement commercial and sourcing strategies for your designated product areas, including make vs buy vs collaborate decisions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the sourcing or collaborative activity through the contracting process, supported by in-market teams providing regional market intelligence and expertise.
  • Ongoing relationship management, including regular business reviews, ensuring the relationships deliver quality, delivery, cost, innovation and responsiveness requirements, are aligned to programme or project timing plans, and that the product meets end stakeholder expectations.
  • Support and work closely with the in-market teams and engage with specialists within the Global Purchasing function as required to ensure optimum value creation and delivery for the company.
  • High level of interaction with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
  • Successful commercial and contractual completion of sourcing projects and for developing and establishing a pipeline of sourcing activities in line with contract expiry dates, potential cost saving opportunities and new investment projects.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • Commercial Awareness and Negotiation skills
  • Understand category management principles
  • Strategic thinking
  • Global business understanding and experience
  • Operational Contract Management experience
  • Relationship management - internal and external
  • Category knowledge and demonstrated experience
  • Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs
  • An enthusiastic individual who is able to deliver results in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • A pro-active and resilient individual who has a continuous learning mindset
  • An effective communicator with the desire to influence cross-functionally
  • A team player who actively develops and supports team members
  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred

Additional Information:


For further information, please send your interest and CV to –

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.