Category Buyer

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  • Sector:

    Warehousing, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics

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  • Salary:

    Attractive Salary plus Excellent Company Benefits!!

  • Contact:

    Imogen Wilson

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  • Contact phone:

    0117 906 5808

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Imogen Wilson

Exceptional opportunity for a procurement professional to work for a global clothing brand with responsibility for their fleet, MHE, PPE and uniform categories throughout the UK! Based in Leicester, an attractive salary is on offer with company car, annual bonus, pension, discounted healthcare options and huge staff discounts on branded and non-branded products!!
As Category Buyer, you will be reporting into the Purchasing Manager working within the Commercial Services team with 5 other Buyers, Supplier Analyst and Purchasing Assistant. You will develop innovation, manage stakeholders throughout the business and engage with board level directors.
The role of Category Buyer will encompass sourcing potential future suppliers and monitoring current supplier performance measuring against SLAs and KPIs using a scorecard system attending regular reviews with the suppliers and coordinating with internal stakeholders. In addition, you will take responsibility for preparing tender documents and assessments of current suppliers which will include the preparation of supplier appraisals, obtaining pricing and negotiation of these.
The preparation of contracts and SLAs will be your responsibility, ensuring established KPIs and associated penalties for non-compliance are in place. You will be instrumental in establishing good internal relations with stakeholders managing expectations and putting forward new ideas to benefit the business based on market research and competitor analysis.
We are keen to hear from applicants with previous experience as a Category Buyer or similar, ideally from a logistics, retail distribution or MHE and Fleet background. Supplier management, contract management and tendering knowledge is key to be successful in this role. You will be a positive person who builds relationships quickly, is collaborative but strong willed and structured in your approach with the ability to spin lots of plates!! Travel will be involved in the role so you will need a full, clean driving license.
This role would suit: Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Buyer, Category Manager, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Buyer, Procurement Manager, Head of Purchasing, Category Manager
Commutable from: Leicester, Nuneaton, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough, Rugby, Coalville