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    Interim Category Buyer - Hull, United Kingdom - Elevation Recruitment Limited

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    Interim Category Buyer
    Hull, East Yorkshire

    Elevation Recruitment are searching for someone who is immediately available (or on short notice) to join a business undergoing significant transformation and improvements as their Interim Category Buyer. This could become permanent for the right person (salary is £45,000 maximum for the permanent position and is experience-dependant)

    We are searching for a skilled strategic and motivated individual to join their team in the newly created role. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to be a part of a period of change, development, and growth within the business.

    We are searching for a candidate with proven experience developing and managing strategies for key commodities within the business, therefore prior strategic procurement and tender management experience is essential for this role.

    As the Category Buyer you will manage end-to-end sourcing for key commodities incorporating both direct and indirect spend, risk mitigation strategies, spend analysis, requirements planning, market analysis, strategy development, risk management, competitive bidding, supplier selection, contracting, cost saving and performance reporting. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with Senior Managers and identify and drive innovative Procurement strategies across a wide spend portfolio.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for commodity analysis
    • Responsible for supplier assessment & selection process
    • Develop innovative supplier partnerships to create a lean supply chains
    • Create and develop the strategic direction for all assigned commodity groups
    • Review current supply base to ensure "fit for purpose" against strategic objectives
    • Ensure Long Term Agreements (LTA) are in place for all strategic commodity groups
    • Reduce or eliminate all non-value adding activity
    • Identify Supplier cost savings
    • Manage tactical escalation of supplier issues
    • Management of Supply Chain activities related to NPD and Engineering change
    • Identify areas of risk in the supply chain, effectively prioritise, develop and implement plans to mitigate such risks
    • Conduct logistic analysis to determine most cost effective, efficient modes and methods with both suppliers and customers
    • Monitor and report Purchase Price Index (PPI) to create and implement improvement plans

    Experience Required:

    • Proven experience in strategic Procurement positions, running tenders, negotiating with suppliers and managing contracts
    • Experience of International Purchasing (preferable)

    If you are available on short notice, can commute to the Hull area easily and would like to work with this popular brand, please don't hesitate to apply today

    Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Procurement and Supply Chain positions, visit


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