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Category Buyer - Based in France

Job Reference: PP/1206/1209       Job Type: Permanent       Date Added: 18/05/2012

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Employer: Procurement People
Location: Paris, France
Salary: €60000 plus benefits

Category Buyer - Mechanical Equipment
“There are two positions available. 1 permanent role and 1 fixed term 6 month contract.”
Location: Paris, France
Salary: €60000 plus benefits

Our global manufacturing client currently require an experienced procurement professional to generate significant value for the organisation by reducing the total cost of bought in goods or services and increase the overall value derived from the Supply Chain.

Using these principles and detailed market knowledge relating to the Industry specifically within France or other European countries, you will ensure that the business trading position is able to answer the cost and supply demands of the business now and for future growth.


Key Responsibilities:
•Develop and implement category strategies.
•Support strategy delivery, using category, industry and market knowledge by producing opportunity analysis to illustrate where there is commercial opportunity to reduce costs and deliver agreed savings, efficiencies and added value.
•Produce Commercial agreements.
•To manage and produce regular performance metrics & individual KPI’s.
•To negotiate with Suppliers to deliver best terms and cost models appropriate to the business.
•Be the Procurement lead on the relevant categories for bids & tenders.
•Drive product, price and process innovation wherever appropriate within the supply base to ensure organisational competitive advantage and optimise profit.
•Produce a category financial forecast based on spend and savings opportunities.
•Where appropriate keep detailed analysis of commodity prices including (but not limited to) Steel, Copper, Aluminium, Oil and Rubber).

Skills & Experience:

Essential:
•Mechanical Equipment
•Contract writing/drafting and Commercial Law
•Good communication/stakeholder management skills
•MS Office package, particularly excel
•RFI, RFQ, RFP and tendering processes
•Analytical methods such as SWOT, PESTLE, PEST, Opportunity etc
•CIPS qualification

Desirable:
•Degree or equivalent
•Large scale project implementation
•Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction and / or distribution industry experience
•Capital procurement experience

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