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Global Category Specialist - Raw Materials, £45k

Employer
1st Executive
Location
England, London
Salary
£45000 - £50000 per annum + + package
Closing date
19 May 2022

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Specialist Area
Buyer, Category Manager, Purchasing
Sector
Manufacturing
Function
Buyer, Graduate, Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Role: Global Category Specialist - Raw Materials
Location: UK - Fully Remote working position, with some Global travel
Salary: Up to £45k + bonus

Excellent opportunity to join a FTSE 100, globally leading manufacturing company that is one of the foremost leaders in their field.

Could be the perfect role for a recent grad with 2-3 years of procurement experience? Exciting role to drive and develop your own Raw Materials category forward, you will use strategic sourcing methodologies and supplier stakeholder management principles to create and develop category plans. Further, you will drive category outcomes by supervising and collaborating across the breadth of the business and externally.

Responsibilities:

  • Development, ownership and execution of short to mid-term (1-3 years) Category strategy utilising procurement processes (Product Sourcing, Supplier Selection, Negotiations, Supplier Performance Management, Contact Management, Risk Management, etc)
  • Leverage SRM to drive innovation, sustainability and additional value to the category.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities with the focus on TCO and efficiency improvements
  • Communicate and influence stakeholders at all levels to gain commitment to the category plan.
  • Collaborate with multiple levels of the company to ensure that global category plans use proper project management tools.
  • Using stakeholder and supplier networks, identify continuous improvement and step-change opportunities for product and service specifications.
  • Working with stakeholders, identify and quantify trade-offs between cost, quality, service and develop alternative options.
  • As part of the global category team, assist with shaping the development of category plans and strategies.
  • Work both independently and with Group Legal to negotiate favourable contract terms.

Requirements:

  • At least 2-3 years of relevant strategic procurement experience
  • Strong stakeholder management, with excellent communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects, stakeholders and contract
  • Fluent English

If of interest, please apply to this advert ASAP

Company

1st Executive

1st Executive are the forefront of 'Search' within the Procurement sector operating UK & Europe wide. Our focus in in interim management and permanent recruitment ranging from Senior Buyers through CPO's

At 1st Executive we understand that businesses are driven by people. We work in partnership with our clients to ensure that they improve the performance of their organisation through the right people. Our clients are organisations who are widely regarded as the most attractive to work for in their sector, consisting of FTSE 100 / Global 500 organisations as well as dynamic , growing consultancies. They are diverse in their sectors, covering FMCG, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Technology to name a few.

Our approach is professional, knowledgeable and above all, successful. This is why we are the partnership of choice for many of the UK's most prestigious organisations when it comes to finding the right person for the job.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 84321 630 30
Location
Connaught House
Portsmouth Road
Ripley
Surrey
GU23 7JY
GB
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