Senior Category Buyer

1st Executive
GBP45000 per annum + Package
28 Nov 2018
28 Dec 2018
James Richards
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Category Buyer - Capex/FF&E

Our client is a Major global organisation based in Southampton, who are undergoing extensive growth and expansion and as a result are seeking an experienced Senior Category Buyer covering categories which may include fixed fees/services (any products that pay a monthly fee for) i.e. Vacuum Cleaners, Chemicals, capital equipment etc.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Develop Sourcing Strategies
  • Engage effectively with the supply market for their category to bring value-added innovation and opportunities
  • Manage, on behalf of the business, effective supplier relationships
  • Lead and execute tendering, negotiating, contracting and contract management activities on significant spend areas within their category
  • Identify and lead opportunities within their category to drive performance in supply, cost, quality, innovation and risk
  • Conduct regular analysis of supplier spend and volume data, reducing overall supply chain costs or leveraging spends where scale allows
  • Act as a Procurement Business partner for product/operations management

Person Specification:

  • Ideally, CIPS qualified or studying
  • Be experienced in category management and development of sourcing strategies, and the end to end sourcing process
  • Ideal sourcing experience of FF&E, Capex or purchasing of parts or similar, from within a technical environment would be preferable
  • Have excellent negotiating skills drawing up and dealing with contracts of varying values and complexities, and managing supplier Service Level Agreements.
  • Be commercially astute analyst, a natural problem solver

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