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IT Buyer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/03/2017
  • Duration: on going
  • Time left:
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    (25/04/17)
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:

Location: Whitley
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Category Manager to work within the IT Category Management team. You will support the IT Category Management team in creating, implementing and delivering sourcing strategies and supplier management across all IT Procurement categories. You will principally be responsible for managing and supporting the category managers within the IT procurement team so that we deliver sustainable current and future value through the following: Price competitiveness Value delivery through reduction of total cost of ownership Cost mitigation Risk management Innovation Partnership with internal stakeholders and external suppliers

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED:
1)Previous experience desirable
2)Procuring IT
3)some sourcing experience

Experience Required: You will be responsible for/and support the category manager with: -Sourcing -Market Analytics and Intelligence -Purchase Order Management -Supplier Performance Management

Education Required: You should have a relevant degree or equivalent experience and ideally should have achieved MCIPS. It would be highly beneficial if you have experience of IT Procurement. It's really important that you're a self starter who is able to operate without daily support from your procurement colleagues and that you can demonstrate the ability to quickly build positive relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders. Analytical, research, communication and presentation skills are all essential qualities for this role.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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