Electronic Category Buyer

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The Category Buyer will own and closely manage the relations with suppliers in the category to optimise service levels to manufacturing, global spending levels and improve strategic sourcing in line with the company procurement strategy.

Client Details

My client is a market leading and growing business in Surrey who design and manufacturing business complex electromechanical products.


Manage multiple direct categories including Electrical Components, Electronics, Cameras and some indirect categories including Design partners and Head Office IT.
Apply a differentiated approach to key and important suppliers including negotiation of Supply agreements and other contracts, price negotiation, regular key supplier reviews, application and refinement of Supplier Performance metrics/KPIs and quality monitoring to reduce risk.
Translate manufacturing forecasts into supplier forecasts, leverage savings based on economies of scale and maintain inventory levels to enable efficient manufacturing.
Ownership and project management of the tender process including use of RFI/RFP ensuring presentation of recommended outcomes to senior management for approval.
Develop an internal statement of work/requirements and supplier expectations including anticipated measurement of supplier success.
Provide strategic sourcing of inventory parts including new supplier introduction, re-shoring of Asia sourced goods where appropriate, collaborate with internal stakeholders and agree a supplier list for new product items and changes to existing products.
Manage Contract and PO approval in line with delegated authorities and standard operating procedures.
Line management of a Purchasing Officer ensuring POs are placed and maintained within the ERP system, lead and delivery times are achieved, pricing is correct and operational problems are addressed with consequences being communicated back to the business.
Collaborate with other Category buyers within the business to ensure alignment and consistency of approach.Profile

Category Buyer or Senior Buyer within a similar manufacturing business with exposure to buying electrical components and electronics.
Electrical Engineering qualification where a degree or equivalent is preferred.
CIPS level 4 qualification.
Be very familiar with the Category buying approach to purchasing and have performed this role in a purchasing organisation or preferably a manufacturing/engineering environment.
Has built strong, long-term supplier relationships that have lead to cost savings, improved service levels, lower inventory levels and / or reduced risk to the supply chain;
Knowledge of sourcing new suppliers and on boarding them.Job Offer

c£50,000 per annum depending on experience
Aviva private pension scheme
BUPA, non-contributory private medical insurance
24 days holiday per annum
Fantastic development opportunities.
Great opportunity to create an impact within the business
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  • Permanent
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