Category Buyer - Fabrications + Subcontracts

Category Buyer - Fabrications + Subcontracts

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    Purchasing / Supply Chain Logistics

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    Mike Lucas

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    over 3 years ago

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Category Buyer - Fabrications + Sub Contracts
Location: Walsall
Salary: £25,000-£28,000 + Benefits

I am currently recruiting for a Fabrications Buyer to work within a market leading business, offering control and automation solutions to a wide range of clients throughout Europe.

This would be an ideal opportunity for a manufacturing professional looking to move their career in a new direction, within Purchasing.

Category Buyer - Fabrications - Job Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Maintain MRP/item info on Navision.
  • Understanding PPC&A fabrication requirements
  • Identifying trends within the metal market and creating forecasts to present to management.
  • Responsible for all functions within the supply chain process, including, purchase order, invoice reconciliation and closing purchase order.
  • Interface with production and engineering on the production part process and quality regarding supplier issues.
  • You will be assisting in the development and implementation of category strategies.
  • Negotiating with suppliers to obtain the best prices for the business.
  • Managing and developing relationships with suppliers within your category.
  • Using your in-depth knowledge of the metals market, you will execute strategic buys to support manufacturing requirements.

Operations Planning Manager - Job Requirements:


  • Proven direct experience within metal fabrication at a shop floor level and ideally be apprentice trained, or possess a HNC in a technical subject.


  • CIPS level 4 or above or a relevant business degree.
  • 3+ year's experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of procurement category management.
  • Experience within new project introduction.

For more information please call Mike Lucas on 07932647395.

LEAN Engineering Recruitment Ltd are acting as a 3rd party on behalf of our client. All applications will be held on our database for current and future positions.

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