Category Specialist/Buyer – North Bristol – up to £35k

Category Specialist / Buyers

Location – North Bristol (free on-site parking & good transport links)

Salary – Up to £35k

Procurement | Supply Chain | Commercial | Buyer | CIPS | Category Manager | Category Specialist | Category Buyer | Category Purchasing | MCIPS | MOD | Medical | Medical Equipmennt

I am recruiting for multiple Category Specialists and Buyers to join my clients Procurement and Supply Chain department, they ahve been awarded a 13 year contract to supply and support equipment (Clothing, Food, Fuel, General Supplies and Medical Equipement) for the MOD. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work on an exciting and critical piece of work, specific experienced in the aforementioned categories is not necessary but would be very beneficial.

Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years category-specific buying, urchasing experience in a similar capacity during your experience you would have held some Category Management responsibility and assisted with strategic direction/improvements in your category.

Key Deliverables

  • Aid in the development of the category strategy and executing the plans to meet the Business Objectives
  • Manage cost-reduction strategies through to completion
  • Identify and mitigate supply and commercial risks throughout implementation
  • Support the negotiation of all the key commercial data and supplier agreements relative to specific projects
  • Support supplier negotiations
  • Optimise the Supply Base

Required Experience

  • Good understanding of Supply Chain Management and Procurement developed over a minimum of 3 years industry experience, covering Best Practise Purchasing, Sourcing Tools and Techniques.
  • Proven ability to persuade, influence and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Full Driving Licence and willingness to travel

Desirable Experience

  • Educated to HND/Degree Level Qualification in relevant subject
  • CIPS level 4 qualified or working towards
  • Experience of procurement gained within Medical Devices/Equipment, Food, Clothing, Fuel and/or General Supplies.
  • MOD/Defence practices.

Procurement | Supply-chain | Commercial | Buyer | CIPS | Category Manager | Category Specialist | Category Buyer | Category Purchasing | MCIPS | MOD | Medical Equipment | Medical Devices

Job Reference: BBBH424_1531908667

Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date: ASAP

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