Category Buyer

Posted 4 January by Brampton Recruitment
* Hybrid role
* Temporary position
* £35 - 40,000

An opportunity has arisen for a Category Buyer on a 6-12month temporary role. The role is working for a global supplier who provides products and solutions across a range of industries. As the Category Buyer, you will be sourcing non-production facilities such as Insurance along with producing cost-saving reports.

Job Description:

* As the Category Buyer, you will look at non-production facilities i.e., insurance, contracts and negotiations for cleaning, IT and telephones
* Perform internal and external analysis/benchmarks of respective categories and organise market research for alternatives in terms of potential suppliers, prices, products or services
* Develop a country purchasing strategy in coordination with Global Strategic Managers
* Support in the implementation of a worldwide purchasing strategy
* Perform complex national RfQs negotiations according to the strategic framework
* Ensure compliant supplier selection
* Conduct relevant supplier contracts of high complexity (e.g., Framework Agreement, SLA's, Quality Assurance Agreement) in close collaboration with the legal department and respective country
* Identify and initiate savings potential and improvement-opportunities

Candidate Requirements:

* Previous experience in a non-production Category Buyer Role
* Would consider a junior Category Buyer
* Excellent communication skills
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Experience in liaising with external stakeholders
* Ability to use Microsoft Office to produce reports

This role is commutable from Newcastle, Stoke, Stone, Stafford, Crewe, Sandbach, Congleton.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm & Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Brampton Recruitment is an independent Commercial and Accounts & Finance recruitment agency working in partnership with employers spanning Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Greater Manchester region.

Reference: 45225688

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