* Senior Category Buyer - Manufacturing *

Gloucestershire | Ref: BBBH18885

£35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits

Senior Category Buyer - Manufacturing


to £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits package

Role Profile

Excellent new opportunity for Senior Category Buyer / Commodity Lead with focus on supporting Production Purchasing activities across a number of key categories for this global fast paced manufcaturer. You will utliamtely be accountable for ened to end categry management and a balance of operationl and stregic sourcing activity.

Ideally coming from manufacturing / engineering environment, the ideal candidates will be comfortable coordinating both Purchasing and Production functions whilst managing engagement with the supplier base.

Key responsibilities include:

- Makes sure that good process integration and team working exists and is developed within and across the purchasing teams to maximise opportunity to improve supplier performance.

- To maintain practical experience through the practice of Category Management, takes responsibility for the management of a range of key categories directly.

- Records and reports Key Performance Indicators, to show achievement against plan, flexibility in response to business needs and the continual driving of opportunities for improvement.

- Drives process improvement for purchasing, materials, and customer service.

Skills & Experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven negotiation knowledge
  • Presentation ability
  • Financial Awareness
  • Assertiveness

Ideally the candidate should have the following:

  • Educated to degree level (Business or Engineering preferable)
  • CIPS
  • 3 Years + relevant experience
  • Customer focussed background
  • Flexibility to travel

Client information

Multinational manufacturing organisation with operations across the UK


£35,000 to £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits package

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Business Change & Transformation, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit www.castuk.com

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