Category Buyer

Company: Aston carter
Location: Peterborough, UK
Industry: Purchasing and Procurement, Aston carter, Business Transformation and Change Management, Products, Marketing & Customer Relationships
Rate: 18.0 - 23.0 GBP Hourly
Job Type: Contract
ID: JP-002563013
Posted: 11 Jan 2022

Job Description:

Our Client the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, Is looking for a Category Buyer to Join their team, Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business. 

Job Description:

We are seeking a buyer to join our UK based team with energy, capability and the desire to research, assess and deliver strategic sourcing plans along with driving execution, for Purchased Finished Drivetrain products, such as friction material, gearboxes, yokes, driveshafts and more, while managing productive commercial relationships with our current supply base. Collaborating with our global purchasing colleagues they will deliver the European element of a unified, competitive, risk mitigated, 5-year strategy. This will ensure secured supply through the business cycles for the global facilities that we serve.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

•This role is responsible and accountable for the development, and / or communication and implementation of a regional strategy into support of a global sourcing strategy in PF Drivetrain. Responsible for development, management, and execution of the regional category strategy managing policies, agreements, source catalogues, and special procurement programs.

•Ensure business continuity, supplier risk management (capacity & financial), assurance of supply, contract management, supplier commercial negotiations, cost / spend management, Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) assurance, supplier on / off boarding, response time optimisation and resource management decisions

•Demonstrate leadership in recognising the potential for cost and inventory reductions and promoting a Zero-Defect methodology, as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment.

•To serve as the primary contact for commercial discussions and negotiations with suppliers

•Promote the highest level of professionalism and business ethics

•Collaborate with Supplier Development Engineers to lead and drive continuous improvement in Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development and Management (QCLDM) with key suppliers.

•Build and foster mutually beneficial supplier relationships at all organisational levels.

•Identify, qualify, and on-board new suppliers and proactively manage their maturation within the business units


    • implementation
    • strategy
    • Purchasing
    • negotiation skills
    • analytical skill
    • logistics
    • manufacturing industry
    • engineering

Job Title: Category Buyer

Location: Peterborough, UK

Rate/Salary: 18.00 - 23.00 GBP Hourly

Job Type: Contract

Trading as Aston Carter. Allegis Group Limited, Maxis 2, Western Road, Bracknell, RG12 1RT, United Kingdom. No. 2876353. 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 at

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Required Skills:

implementation,strategy,Purchasing,negotiation skills,analytical skill,logistics,manufacturing industry,engineering

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter has grown to become a preeminent global provider of top talent to businesses requiring highly specialised professionals focusing on Accounting & Finance, Change & Transformation, Compliance, Management Consulting, Operations and Risk & Regulation. Aston Carter’s global reach extends to 16 countries across Europe, Asia and North America – each with a firm focus on the core values that made Aston Carter the company it is today: Commitment, Character & Trust, Relationships, and A Passion for Excellence.

Contact Information:

Brittany Martin

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