As a Category Buyer you will contribute to developing sourcing strategies and managing supplier relationships.
The role reports to the Category Manager.
Some key duties and responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
Developing, improving, and implementing a category strategy; sourcing plan; contract management; supplier performance management; and supplier relationship management for a range of allocated spend categories within an overall category management structure.
Supporting delivery of value for money and innovation in accordance with Procurement strategy and business plans.
Delivering pragmatic and high quality solutions to meet the needs of the organisation, delivering value and having commercial influence over the clients third party expenditure.
Supports Category Manager, acting as a Procurement & Supply Chain advisor and subject matter expert on each category.
Skills and Experience required:
Experience of category management and can develop category strategy, manage sourcing events, negotiations, contract management, deployment and supplier relationship management
Studying towards MCIPS and/or Graduate
2-4 years procurement / procurement operations / category experience
Experience working within a changing and fast-paced environment with demanding business objectives
Experience of managing/supporting communications across multiple business functions/stakeholders
Our client have offices in Worcester and New Milton and are happy to accommodate hybrid working and offer a salary of £25-30k (depending on experience)