Category Buyer

Exceptional opportunity for a procurement professional to work for a global clothing brand, based in Leicester, with responsibility for their Technology and eCommerce services!
This role is a permanent position working Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, with a salary between £41,000 - £46,000 per annum, dependant on experience. Fantastic company benefits include a 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 technology and eCommerce team. You will develop innovation, manage stakeholders throughout the business and engage with board level directors.
The role 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 logistics, retail distribution or technology. 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, Wigton, Coventry, Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough