Macildowie is pleased to be working with a well known organisation based in Leicester as they look to recruit an experienced Category Buyer to join their busy Procurement department.
Reporting directly to the Head of Procurement, your key responsibilities will be:
* Negotiating best price without impacting quality
* Strategic planning to include budget planning and financial forecasts
* Developing Category and Supplier strategies
* Minimising Commodity and business risk
* Gather market intelligence to assist with negotiating and ensuring a competitive advantage
* Implement responsible, environmental and ethical sourcing strategies
* Ensure robust contingency plans are in place to achieve business goals should the need arise
* Manage Supplier relationships effectively and cohesively
* Ensure supplier contracts are in place and adhered to
* Work with supplier on new ways or working and developing new products
Skills and Attributes:
* Ideally CIPS qualified
* Experience of Category Management with a large complex business
* Indirect procurement experience with in MRO, Facilities and Capex
* Highly articulate and able to influence at a Senior level
* Experienced within Supplier Management
* Strong negotiation skills
* Commercially minded with strong analytical skills
* Able to travel within the UK as required
This role will offer a salary of up to £40,000 potentially a little for the right candidate, plus a host of additional benefits.
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