Procurement Category Buyer (Manufacturing)

  • FT Perm
  • Sheffield
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: Dep. on exp. + excellent benefits
  • Hours: 8.30 - 5.00 Mon-Fri

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position

Our very busy client based in Sheffield is looking to recruit a category buyer with a background in manufacturing to be part of the procurement department, reporting to the Head of Procurement. The successful candidate will line manage an administrator and perform the following duties:

  • Monitoring adherence to policy and procedure and proactively making suggestions for improvement where necessary
  • Work alongside process team to source technical components for current and new suppliers
  • Analyse spend and review supply base
  • Project buying – full ownership of Procurement on key contracts
  • Expediting.
  • Working alongside SQE for supplier monitoring and development
  • Undertake spend analysis when required
  • Working towards consolidation of supply base
  • Sourcing new suppliers as and when necessary
  • Working with the legal team to ensure correct T&C’s are in place for various suppliers
  • Line manage Purchasing Administrator
  • Placing orders through MRP system

Who and what are we looking for:

  • Experience working in a similar role within manufacturing
  • Experience of supplier negotiation
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong team player (operational) with the ability to think strategically
  • A commercial attitude to maximise the financial management of building purchases through negotiation of quotes & accounts
  • Line management experience and the ability to motivate and mentor administrator

Highly Advantageous

  • Technical understanding of Electrical, Controls and Instrumentation equipment is highly advantageous

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension payable of 5% contributory after 3 months
  • 25 days holiday plus stats

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