Category Buyer

  • Location

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    HR & Business Support

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension,

  • Contact:

    Hernan Rauter

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Sewell Wallis are delighted to be partnering alongside a highly reputable and innovative manufacturing organisation based in Sheffield, who are looking to add a Category Buyer to their expanding team. Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the successful candidate will also be responsible for a Purchasing Administrator.

Main duties & responsibilities:

*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
*A mix of both technical and non-technical categories of spend - to be determined
*Project buying - full ownership of Procurement on key contracts
*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 legal to ensure correct T&C's in place for various suppliers
*Placing orders through MRP system
*Assist in shaping policy and continuous improvement of procedures to reduce waste and increase efficiency

Person specification
*MCIPS and/or degree (Essential)
*Experience of supplier negotiation
*Attention to detail
*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 ability to motivate and mentor administrator (Essential)
*Technical understanding of Electrical, Controls and Instrumentation equipment is an advantage

For more information please contact Hernan Rauter

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted.