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Burbage, Leicestershire Barclay Meade



Strong experience within a purchasing procurement department.

ability to multitask and be flexible to address immediate priorities and still manage deadlines with longer-term projects and strategic initiatives.

Experience of working in procurement ideally within a manufacturing or engineering company.

My client is in search of a Category Buyer to bolster their team and facilitate substantial business expansion. The Category Buyer will oversee a portfolio of suppliers specializing in either Powertrain or Chassis commodities, ensuring optimal value is attained throughout the supply chain for essential components directly utilized in their products.

Collaborating closely with the Procurement Category Manager, you will craft category strategies and spearhead sourcing initiatives aimed at bolstering the company's production volume growth. This includes upholding and enhancing existing high-quality standards, streamlining development lead times, minimizing Bill of Materials (BOM) costs, and swiftly integrating new market technologies into products.


Location - Hinckley

Salary - 40k- 50k

Manage and own the sourcing and development activities of components for new model programmes to achieve key stage gates before handing over ownership to the Supply Chain Team for ongoing production.

Develop a strategy for their commodities ensuring best value and quickest and most suitable sources for new model development programmes.

Analyse supplier resources to ensure continued development support.

Perform category management including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract, performance, and risk management.

Develop and maintain expert knowledge of their commodity's global supply market and ensure a suitable knowledge base is maintained for the company.

Degree in Business or Engineering related field, or in any field with relevant purchasing experience.

Previous experience in program purchasing, sourcing or new project development in an automotive / manufacturing environment.

Effective organisational skills and good at time management.

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