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Automotive Category Buyer

Salary: £34

Location: Warwick

Job type: Contract

Category: Warwick

Category Buyer – Capital Equipment, Stamping Dies – 38660 Rate: £33.73/hr Umbrella – inside IR35 Gaydon, Warwickshire (hybrid working) Contract position initially running until end of 2024 As a Category Buyer, you will have global responsibility for procuring capital equipment across facilities worldwide, taking responsibility for sourcing, as well as associated contract management and supplier relationship management. The role requires a high level of interaction with internal stakeholders and external suppliers for stamping dies. Strategy & Sourcing: Responsible for Strategic Category Plan (SCP) creation and delivery Delivering sourcing in line with policy and to agreed targets through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP) and deploying Total Cost of Ownership approach Leading complex supplier negotiations including legal and financial approval pre-Contract / Purchase Order, engaging specialist teams and Global Purchasing Finance Responsible for delivering against savings programme targets (value-add and budgetary savings) Contract & Supplier Relationship Management Working with Stakeholders and Finance to operate the contract management governance Responsible for managing dispute resolution process Change management of the contracts and Purchase Orders Support Financial reconciliation activities, as required Contract audit/reviews in line with requirements Ensuring the Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Performance Management processes are carried out effectively Responsible for organising and conducting the Supplier business reviews, capture the minutes and actions and work with suppliers and internal stakeholders to complete the actions Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience Category knowledge and demonstrated experience within Stamping Dies Experience within an Automotive OEM or Supplier (Preferably stampings) Category knowledge and demonstrated experience with Stamping Dies or BiW Previous supplier experience within category Technical understanding of automotive stampings and BiW assembly Flexible team player, with good communication skills, a high degree of commercial acumen and good technical aptitude Needs to be flexible to travel to travel to other sites if needed. Commercial awareness and negotiation skills Understand category management principles Global business understanding and experience Operational Contract Management experience Education Relevant professional qualification Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred Additional Information: Hybrid working: Wednesday on site is mandatory; other days as/when required Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency. In order for your CV to be processed effectively, please ensure your name, email address, phone number and location (post code OR town OR county, as a minimum) are included


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