Our client who a major international engineering company are seeking to recruit a category buyer for their busy office near Southampton.
The Category Buyer will be accountable for specific categories and suppliers within the project supply chain and the daily point of contact for the project team.
Key duties will include:
Taking a steering role in the local project supply chain team
Actively contributing to day to day operational buying activities
Working to implement the company strategy across teams
Ensuring clear visibility for the team in terms of assigned projects and workloads
Work with key teams throughout the business to establish, develop and maintain the supplier matrix portfolio
Drive continuous improvement within the supply base to improve quality and reduce costs
Ideally you will have a graduate background with extensive experience in an operational procurement environment, preferably in mechanical / electrical engineering with a project bias.
A minimum of 5 years experience within the procurement or supply chain environment.
Good knowledge of all MS Office packages, Lotus notes and a logistics system i.e ERP, AS400, SAP
Willing to travel on a regular basis.
Fluency in other languages would be an advantage.
In return we offer the chance to be part of a dynamic global company offering a great competitive package to the right candidate