Category Buyer

Aston Carter

Posted on May 2, 2024 by Aston Carter
Peterlee, County Durham, United Kingdom
Engineering
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Contract/Project

Category Buyer

Contract length: 2 years contract with high potential transitioning to permanent

Working setting: Hybrid - 3 days/week on-site

Working hours: Mon-Thu (full business hours), Friday (half day)

Location: Peterlee (25% UK/EU travel)

Role Responsibility: Sourcing strategy, cost management, contract negotiation, supplier relationships, assurance of supply, supplier risk sensing, audits processes, etc.

Job Role

Expectations | Functional/Technical Skills | Soft Skills:

Sourcing - Responsible and accountable for directing the development, and/or communication and implementation of a site, regional, or worldwide sourcing strategy. Responsible for managing policies, agreements, source catalogs, and special purchasing programs, and supporting specific Product line(s) NPI programs. Accountable for the liaison with the corresponding Category/Platform based Buyers.

Leadership - Provides leadership for sourcing, logistics and resource management decisions. Lead continuous improvement initiatives and purchasing new product introduction activities within Purchasing. Demonstrates leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment. Mentors and develops other Buyers, SQEs, and Purchasing Analysts (where assigned). Promotes the highest level of professionalism and business ethics.

Strategy - Tools and Techniques of 6 Sigma will be required and may be attained by Black Belt, Green Belt, Project Sponsor, or other 6 Sigma related training programs. Develops and leads 6 Sigma Strategic Sourcing teams to fully understand the current performance of the supply base, evaluate strategic options, decide a course of action, and begin implementation. Must also have strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Category Strategies.

Customers - Manages suppliers delivering into many company facilities. Typical internal customers include contacts at all organization levels, worldwide. Solves problems by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions. The role identifies and satisfies Critical Customer Requirements (CCR), managing Product expectations for Global Purchasing to deliver benefits required to sustain a competitive advantage.

Supplier Development - Collaborates with Supplier Development Engineers to ensure continuous improvement in QCLDM with key suppliers.

Builds and fosters mutually beneficial supplier relationships at all organizational levels.

Analytical (descriptive), problem solving, and project leadership expertise. Effective communicator/ability to build effective relationships.

Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles as applied by the company and our suppliers.

Negotiation skills, able to interpret, analyze and negotiate contractual cost elements.

Business Acumen - P&L understanding/micro & macro economics.

Growth/entrepreneur mindset

Key Experiences:

Purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, and/or engineering

Category team or product team experience

Project leadership experience

Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI)

Understanding of QCLDM

Knowledge of purchasing strategy and supplier sourcing strategies

Software experience using MS Office, SAP (nice to have),etc.

Minimum 3 years of Procurement experience

Future Experiences:

Develop, communicate and implement worldwide sourcing strategy

Deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow

Meet defined response time, cost, quality and lean targets enabling optimal and efficient facility operations

Set the vision for global supply network solutions to meet enterprise or business unit needs

Collaborate with senior stakeholders

Candidate must be based in UK, there is no relocation package or visa sponsorship offered.

Job Title: Category Buyer

Location: Peterlee, UK

Job Type: Contract

Trading as Aston Carter. Allegis Group Limited, Bracknell, RG12 1RT, United Kingdom. No Allegis Group Limited operates as an Employment Business and Employment Agency as set out in the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Aston Carter is a company within the Allegis Group network of companies (collectively referred to as "Allegis Group"). Aerotek, Aston Carter, EASi, Talentis Solutions, TEKsystems, Stamford Consultants and The Stamford Group are Allegis Group brands. If you apply, your personal data will be processed as described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice available on the website.

To access our Online Privacy Notice, which explains what information we may collect, use, share, and store about you, and describes your rights and choices about this, please go to the website.

We are part of a global network of companies and as a result, the personal data you provide will be shared within Allegis Group and transferred and processed outside the UK, Switzerland and European Economic Area subject to the protections described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice. We store personal data in the UK, EEA, Switzerland and the USA. If you would like to exercise your privacy rights, please visit the "Contacting Us" section of our Online Privacy Notice for details on how to contact us. To protect your privacy and security, we may take steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID if there is an account associated with your request, or identifying information such as your address or date of birth, before proceeding with your request. If you are resident in the UK, EEA or Switzerland, we will process any access request you make in accordance with our commitments under the UK Data Protection Act, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield or the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.


Reference: 2754520068

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Aston Carter

Category Buyer

Aston Carter

Posted on May 2, 2024 by Aston Carter

Peterlee, County Durham, United Kingdom
Engineering
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Contract/Project

Category Buyer

Contract length: 2 years contract with high potential transitioning to permanent

Working setting: Hybrid - 3 days/week on-site

Working hours: Mon-Thu (full business hours), Friday (half day)

Location: Peterlee (25% UK/EU travel)

Role Responsibility: Sourcing strategy, cost management, contract negotiation, supplier relationships, assurance of supply, supplier risk sensing, audits processes, etc.

Job Role

Expectations | Functional/Technical Skills | Soft Skills:

Sourcing - Responsible and accountable for directing the development, and/or communication and implementation of a site, regional, or worldwide sourcing strategy. Responsible for managing policies, agreements, source catalogs, and special purchasing programs, and supporting specific Product line(s) NPI programs. Accountable for the liaison with the corresponding Category/Platform based Buyers.

Leadership - Provides leadership for sourcing, logistics and resource management decisions. Lead continuous improvement initiatives and purchasing new product introduction activities within Purchasing. Demonstrates leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment. Mentors and develops other Buyers, SQEs, and Purchasing Analysts (where assigned). Promotes the highest level of professionalism and business ethics.

Strategy - Tools and Techniques of 6 Sigma will be required and may be attained by Black Belt, Green Belt, Project Sponsor, or other 6 Sigma related training programs. Develops and leads 6 Sigma Strategic Sourcing teams to fully understand the current performance of the supply base, evaluate strategic options, decide a course of action, and begin implementation. Must also have strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Category Strategies.

Customers - Manages suppliers delivering into many company facilities. Typical internal customers include contacts at all organization levels, worldwide. Solves problems by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions. The role identifies and satisfies Critical Customer Requirements (CCR), managing Product expectations for Global Purchasing to deliver benefits required to sustain a competitive advantage.

Supplier Development - Collaborates with Supplier Development Engineers to ensure continuous improvement in QCLDM with key suppliers.

Builds and fosters mutually beneficial supplier relationships at all organizational levels.

Analytical (descriptive), problem solving, and project leadership expertise. Effective communicator/ability to build effective relationships.

Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles as applied by the company and our suppliers.

Negotiation skills, able to interpret, analyze and negotiate contractual cost elements.

Business Acumen - P&L understanding/micro & macro economics.

Growth/entrepreneur mindset

Key Experiences:

Purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, and/or engineering

Category team or product team experience

Project leadership experience

Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI)

Understanding of QCLDM

Knowledge of purchasing strategy and supplier sourcing strategies

Software experience using MS Office, SAP (nice to have),etc.

Minimum 3 years of Procurement experience

Future Experiences:

Develop, communicate and implement worldwide sourcing strategy

Deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow

Meet defined response time, cost, quality and lean targets enabling optimal and efficient facility operations

Set the vision for global supply network solutions to meet enterprise or business unit needs

Collaborate with senior stakeholders

Candidate must be based in UK, there is no relocation package or visa sponsorship offered.

Job Title: Category Buyer

Location: Peterlee, UK

Job Type: Contract

Trading as Aston Carter. Allegis Group Limited, Bracknell, RG12 1RT, United Kingdom. No Allegis Group Limited operates as an Employment Business and Employment Agency as set out in the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Aston Carter is a company within the Allegis Group network of companies (collectively referred to as "Allegis Group"). Aerotek, Aston Carter, EASi, Talentis Solutions, TEKsystems, Stamford Consultants and The Stamford Group are Allegis Group brands. If you apply, your personal data will be processed as described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice available on the website.

To access our Online Privacy Notice, which explains what information we may collect, use, share, and store about you, and describes your rights and choices about this, please go to the website.

We are part of a global network of companies and as a result, the personal data you provide will be shared within Allegis Group and transferred and processed outside the UK, Switzerland and European Economic Area subject to the protections described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice. We store personal data in the UK, EEA, Switzerland and the USA. If you would like to exercise your privacy rights, please visit the "Contacting Us" section of our Online Privacy Notice for details on how to contact us. To protect your privacy and security, we may take steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID if there is an account associated with your request, or identifying information such as your address or date of birth, before proceeding with your request. If you are resident in the UK, EEA or Switzerland, we will process any access request you make in accordance with our commitments under the UK Data Protection Act, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield or the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.

Reference: 2754520068

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