Category Buyer

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Northern England
  • 41916675

PE Global is currently recruiting a Category Buyer for an 8-month contract role with a leading multinational manufacturing client based in Peterlee.


  • Responsible and accountable for the development, and/or communication and implementation of a regional and worldwide sourcing strategy. 
  • Responsible for the development, management and execution of the global category strategy managing policies, agreements, source catalogs, and special procurement programs; 
  • Accountable for the liaison with the corresponding source buyers.
  • Provide leadership for strategic sourcing. 
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and new product introduction activities within Purchasing. 
  • Demonstrate leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment.  
  • Promote the highest level of professionalism and business ethics.


  • Undergraduate degree from a college or university – or equivalent experience.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Functional leadership. Capable of leading teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions.
  • Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skill.
  • Effective communicator, in written and oral form. Fluent in the English language and preferred other languages.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles would be beneficial.
  • Good understanding of purchasing knowledge and indirect purchasing experience.
  • Hybrid role.

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV

Please click the link below to apply, call Alba on +44 203 966 9800 or alternatively send an up to date CV

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in UK***

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