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Category Buyer

Category Buyer

Job Title: Category Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 894725_1524578402
Contact Name: Natasha Rowley
Contact Email: natasha@electusrecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: April 24, 2018 15:00

Job Description


Your experience as a Category Buyer within an engineering environment will be highly valuable to my client, a global Engineering company that has always been renowned for its innovative engineering. They provide high quality products & services to the Defence, Government, Financial & Professional and Infrastructure & Utilities sectors.

You will be responsible to help drive the sourcing process, supplier risk management and collaboration with business leadership to develop the procurement strategy for category management. You will also help in developing a group of best in class procurement practitioners, through category management, providing subject matter expertise to the Business.

Responsibilities for this role will include:

*Develop strong relationships with leaders and key decision makers in order to influence behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities
*Leverage the company's scale through sourcing, demand management and best practises through internal and external networking
*Implement robust Supplier Relationships Management (SRM) processes, ensuring metrics, governance and actions are in place for continuous improvement
*Develop plans with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of targets, improve supplier performance and implement continuous improvement plans across spend
*Collaborate with other Category Buyers to develop and enhance systems, processes and best practise to bring consistency to sourcing activities

To be suitable for this role your skills and qualifications will include:

*Proven experience in Procurement within an Aerospace, Defence, Engineering or similar business
*Working knowledge of Category Procurement
*Degree in a Business or Engineering discipline or equivalent experience
*CIPS qualified or working towards
*Have an understanding of the end to end procurement process
*Knowledge or procurement systems and infrastructure
*Proven contract negation skills

Overview:

*Category Buyer
*Farnborough
*Salary negotiable

Keywords: Category Buyer, Buyer, Procurement, CIPS

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.