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Category Buyer - Indirect

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  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £17.83 - 32.07 per hour

  • Contact:

    Gayle Britton

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Category Buyer - Indirect

Peterlee - hybrid (4 days on site / 1 day WFH)

18 Month Contract

36.5 hours a week with a lunchtime finish on a Friday! (08:30-16:30 Mon-Thurs, 08.30-12:30 Fri)

Up to £23.90 p/h PAYE and £32 p/h umbrella

We’re looking for an Indirect Category Buyer to use their procurement expertise to purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies or services, for a globally renowned Fortune 100 articulated truck manufacturer in Peterlee. This is an 18 month contract based on site in Peterlee, with the opportunity to work from home 1 day a week. Could this assignment be the next step in your Purchasing career?

What will the Category Buyer - Indirect do?

  • Indirect purchasing - buying all items for the facility
  • Support execution of category strategy for Tailored Categories and Develop and manage suppliers’ performance (QCLDM), support OPACC improvement agenda (OIA)
  • Gain deep understanding of supply base in Europe
  • Manage policies, agreements, source catalogues, and special purchasing programs
  • Provide leadership for sourcing, logistics and resource management decisions
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives
  • Daily tasks such as but not limited to Invoice grief, Supplier shortages, Expediting materials
  • Responsible for the management of PO’s, in line with company compliance Regulations
  • Administration relating to Procurement and purchasing of indirect materials and services
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance and Manage Procurement metrics

What skills and experience will the Category Buyer - Indirect need?

  • 3 years minimum experience as a Buyer, preferably from a manufacturing background
  • Negotiation skills - used to working with suppliers to manage supply chain
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, positive outlook for a win/win resolution
  • Ability to prioritise work in a dynamic environment
  • Strong Excel skills. Used to using Microsoft Office, Visio & purchasing systems
  • Indirect purchasing experience would be an advantage
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and QCLDM - desirable
  • MCIPS qualified or Power BI knowledge would be an advantage

To apply, please submit a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted.

The above represents a summary of the contract assignment.  A full description of this contract assignment is available. A full explanation of this rate and all deductions will be explained in a key information document (KID) supplied to registered candidates.