Category Buyer - Capital Equipment and Spares

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Preston, Lancashire | Ref: BBBH13161

£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

Category Buyer - Capital Equipment and Spares
£30,000 - £35,000

Role Profile

A leading business in the Preston region is looking to appoint a Category Buyer to join their Supply Chain team in a cradle to grave purchasing role.

This is a fantastic time to join this successful and established North West business as they embark on an exciting period of growth and expansion.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage end to end purchasing process for Capital Equipment and Spares category
  • Source capital equipment and related spares, negotiating commercial terms with suppliers, raising POs and expediting deliveries
  • Deliver competitive tendering and benchmarking activities to identify potential new suppliers and deliver cost savings and best value
  • Monitor and drive improvements in supplier performance
  • Review and manage stock levels to ensure inventory optimisation

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven track record in sourcing, supplier negotiation and vendor management
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent analytical / Excel skills
  • Experience in sourcing from overseas, particularly in Europe

CIPS qualification would be an advantage, as would experience sourcing capital equipment, machinery and spares

Client information

Our client is a successful and established North West business undergoing an exciting period of change and pursuing ambitious growth plans over the next five years. Due to ongoing expansion, there will be real opportunities for career progression and development for individuals that show drive and potential.


£30,000 - £35,000

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