Category Buyer

Category Buyer

About the Role

To play a key part in ensuring that the Whitecroft Lighting Supply Chain meets the requirements and demands of a World Class manufacturing organisation.


Key Responsibilities

To support the continual development and control of the current portfolio of suppliers to deliver at lowest costs, quality products to the stocking and availability requirements of the business.

•To identify and develop potential new suppliers (where necessary) to challenge the current supply base.

To reduce and consolidate the supply base to maximise the cost benefits to the business.

• Working in collaboration with key stakeholders within the Design function to ensure that the supply chain is robust and competitive, with the opportunity to identify any project buying opportunities.

• Ensure that the supply chain meets the cost and logistics requirements to support any New Product Developments and bespoke lighting solutions.

• Active involvement with the supply chain in relation to continuous improvement projects.

Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) basis of supplier development, lead time reduction, lean supply chain, quality driven but supported further by the suppliers engagement with sustainability and technical innovation.

•Ensure the supply chain meets the sustainability requirements of the business i.e., adoption of sustainable practices and development of sustainable solutions.

•Develop and challenge all potential purchasing technological processes to enable easier interaction with the supply chain such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

•Conduct supplier audits.


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