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Category Buyer

Posted 6 March by SF Group Easy Apply Ended

The Procurement Division of SF Group iare currently recruiting for 4 x Category Buyers for an Automotive Manufacturer in Leicestershire.

As the Category Buyer you will be responsible for managing a selection of suppliers in either Powertrain or Chassis commodities, ensuring value and quality are met. You will also be responsible for:

  • Actively aiming to reduce lead times and driving forward high quality
  • Working with the wider functions to generate and identify new suppliers and sources within the supply base
  • Develop strategies for your commodity, ensuring the most suitable sources and analysing supplier resources to ensure continued development
  • Identify cost saving incentives and develop strategies
  • Preparing reports and presentations for your category
  • Through strong relationship building skills you will also negotiate with current suppliers to ensure best rates and lead times
  • Develop and maintain industry and category knowledge through research
  • Analyse current supplier base and suggest improvements and research new suppliers

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years experience as a Buyer, ideally within an Automotive or Manufacturing sector. You will also ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Highly efficient organisational skills and good time management
  • Ability to multi task in a fast paced role, with the ability to adapt to change quickly
  • High attention to detail, with a strong degree of accuracy
  • IT Competent, including MS Office
  • Flexibility to work overseas and overtime when required
  • Relevant procurement or engineering qualification (highly desirable)

In return our client is looking to offer up to £42,000 per annum.

If this sounds like you then please call Alice Wright on for more information, or apply below.

Reference: 34618480

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