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West Yorkshire
Huddersfield, Kirklees
Salary Description:
£30000 - £35000/annum
23 Apr 2019
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Our client are looking to recruit an experienced Category Buyer. They are a Global Operation in the Oil & Gas and Petro-Chem sectors.

-Proven experience of category buying within a complex Engineering/Technical manufacturing environment, including Low Cost and Best Cost sourcing.
-Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
-Machining/machine parts and materials knowledge is essential
-Knowledge of Purchasing Workflow/SRM systems a distinct advantage.
-Familiar with problem solving tools and techniques, problem resolution and driving the overall countermeasure proposal process.
-Experience working across numerous projects and working closely with an international supply base and multiple cultures.

The salary level is circa £35K dependent on experience plus a benefits package including 33 days’ holiday (inc stats), contributory pension, life assurance, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, WVC Rewards (discounted shopping, like Perkbox) and an early finish Friday.

Hours of work:
8am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 1.45pm on Fridays.

The role requires a buyer who is experienced in machining / machined parts and sub-contractors from day 1. Knowledge of materials is also needed. CIPS qualified ideally and experience of working in a technical manufacturing environment.

The role will require the successful candidate to travel to visit suppliers.

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