• Location

    Staffordshire, England

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  • Job type:

    Interim & Contract

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chantal Partridge

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  • Duration:

    9 - 12 Months

Category Buyer - FTC

Butler Ross have a Category Buyer role for a manufacturing company based outside of Stafford. This role will be driving strategies for a set category globally and creating cost effective solutions.

This role would be best suited for someone who is a Category Manager, Category Buyer, Strategic buyer, Senior Buyer, Commodity Manager or Purchasing Manager

Role responsibilities of the Category Buyer

  • Delivering sourcing strategy for each category area and working with key stakeholders in executing projects.
  • Working closely with the NPI, Engineering, Operational and Purchasing Category teams to ensure that the Purchasing activities are professionally managed.
  • Establish ways to identify and quantify opportunities to reduce the cost of products and services for each category area.
  • Liaise with stakeholders assessing business requirements to ensure that they can deliver sourcing strategy plans.
  • Deliver implementation plans in line with the sourcing strategy. Monitoring progress of strategies and modify in line with business change.
  • Identify & implement supplier performance measures.
  • Develop working relationships with key suppliers ensuring performance targets are met.
  • Deploy and manage all the Purchasing activity relating to their category.
  • Addresses performance issues with supply base relating to their category delivery.

Person Specification of the Category Buyer:

  • Category Purchasing experience - Specifically with purchasing large pre-built products.
  • Sourcing experience and Supplier Management
  • Manufacturing/Technical Industry Experience
  • Global Experience


£45,000 - £50,000

This role would be best suited for someone who is a Category Manager, Category Buyer, Strategic Buyer, Senior Buyer, Commodity Manager or Purchasing Manager.

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