Category Lead Buyer

Location UK / Portadown Area

Job Type Contract, Permanent, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary £30000 - 40000

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1360201

 Job Description

Interim Category Lead Buyer post which may present permanent options. Salary up to £40K DOE

Are you a Buyer, Senior Buyer or Purchasing Manager who is hungry for responsibility and a brand new challenge? How would you like to be part of an evolving purchasing department and new role to make your own? My client, an established manufacturer in Portadown are expanding their product portfolio. As part of a restructure they are seeking to recruit an Interim Category Lead Buyer who will be responsible for all procurement at site level. Based in Portadown, you will lead a small team to deliver a seamless purchasing function. This is an interim position which may present permanent options to the right candidate.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, as Category Lead Buyer you will take ownership of all tactical and strategic procurement across multiple categories. Using your expertise you will review the existing supply chain and identify areas for improvement. You will conduct spend analysis and work cross functionally to implement category strategies that will impact the bottom line. You will liaise with stakeholders and suppliers to identify new ways of working and as Category Lead Buyer you will introduce new and alternative supply sources. This is a management level position and you will be responsible for junior staff. Other responsibilities include supplier and contract management.

The appointed Category Lead Buyer will enjoy an excellent work environment. Remuneration package of up to £35000 per annum is available, dependant on experience. In addition, Occupational Sick Pay, Discount Voucher Scheme, Free on-site parking, Childcare Vouchers, EAP Service, Life Assurance is up for grabs.

The successful Category Lead Buyer should have substantial procurement experience at tactical and strategic level, to include experience of category management. Strong analytic ability and attention to detail. The successful Category Lead Buyer should have a proven track record of building category plans and implementing a strategy. Previous experience of MRP systems essential. Full CIPS/working towards, while not essential, is highly advantageous and candidates who are meeting the criteria while possessing CIPS qualification will be given preference.

Interested candidates who feel they are meeting the criteria should forward a CV without delay via this advertisement. If you would like to discuss this Category Lead Buyer job in more detail please contact me, Kelly Jennings on 02890242824 now. If this Category Lead Buyer job is not quite what you are looking for, but you are interested in buying, procurement or supply chain roles I would be delighted to hear from you.