Category Buyer

Macildowie Associates.
£30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
13 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Category Buyer A Leading Global Manufacturing business is currently looking to recruit a Category Buyer to join their successful growing team based in Staffordshire. The team are responsible for over £100m in spend and work with suppliers globally. They are looking for a Group Buyer due to growth and are looking for the next leaders of the company. As a Category Buyer you will be responsible for some of the following: Responsibility for supplier performance with respect to their New Product Introduction, Quality, Cost, Risk and Management. Your main focus will be to ensure that materials are purchased at the most competitive prices worldwide, on time and to the required specifications. Lead NQCRPM reviews with key suppliers Provide guidance to the Prototype Buyers through category strategy for categories responsible for Supplier Nomination Driving forward quality PPM improvements and PPAP/APQP compliance, supporting supplier quality clinics where appropriate Work alongside Supplier Development Engineers dealing with APQP, Project Readiness and supplier exit strategies Working with the global teams to understand Lowest Total Cost of Acquisition for specific categories of responsibility Implement Long Term Agreements with assigned suppliers where appropriate Work with the Supplier Development Engineers on VA/VE and implementation of lean tools and techniques to improve Quality, Cost and Delivery performance Supplier resourcing Lead Global Supplier Relationship Management activities for suppliers This Buyer will occasionally have the opportunity to travel globally to meet suppliers in China, India and Far East What are we looking for: Strong interpersonal and communication skills at all levels with an organisation Good personal organisation Self-motivated Able to deal with conflict Computer literate Attention to detail Hardworking and committed Manufacturing procurement experience Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the regions premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at This job was originally posted as