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Category Buyer

Posted 1 May by Distinct Recruitment Easy Apply Featured Ended

Suppliers don’t like to be hammered on price. I don’t need to tell you this, you’re the procurement professional.

Your stakeholders are asking you for a 10% saving on a £5m spend, but your suppliers are already operating at below industry average margin leaving no room to for cost negotiations without sacrificing quality. On-boarding new suppliers increases risk and the time taken negates any cost saving you’ll make.

How are you going to create value?

You already know what the answer is - proper Category Management. Unfortunately you’re probably just not in the right environment at the minute.

We’re working with a Procurement Manager of a specialist manufacturing business to find a Category buyer. He’s the type of Procurement Manager who knows there’s more to procurement than negotiating on price, and his approach is to focus on long term category management to look at where extra VALUE can be CREATED.

In this team, you’ll be looking at the overall raw material position, and decided on the best procurement approach…

…£5m spend at a good cost per unit price, but buying in the wrong quantities at the wrong time? Let’s buy smarter.

…Is there a way to re-engineer our suppliers supply chain to create cost savings we can share with them?

…Is it more cost efficient to give our suppliers a better margin to make us a higher priority to increase service levels, and thus decrease inefficiency at our end chasing late deliveries?

If you want to be doing the above, or have done it before but just not in the right place to do it at the minute, we’re interested in hearing from you.

To find out more:

You can apply via this advert with a copy of your CV - we reply to every application.

If you haven’t put a CV together yet, or would rather have a conversation about the role initially, feel free to contact Joel Stevenson at Distinct Recruitment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Required skills

  • Manufacturing
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain
  • CIPS

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