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Category Buyer (raw materials)

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Benefits40% bonus, h/c, pension
LocationsHumberside & East Yorks, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted03 May 2018

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Are you looking to develop your purchasing career within a business that has shown impressive year on year growth, rewards their employees above and beyond their competitors and can offer a clear progression plan into management? If so this opportunity could be a great next move to kick your career and earnings on significantly.

Client Details

Our client is renowned in their industry for their quality and service levels. The business is at the forefront of innovation; bringing new products to the consumer market and increasing overall sales of their current portfolio tremendously over the last 3 years. With continuous growth and a huge procurement and supply chain function their offering to successful candidates in the way of rewards and progression is far beyond that of their local competition.

Working for this business you can expect fantastic and realistic bonus earning potential, all-expenses paid trips abroad and monthly, quarterly events and competitions both UK-wide and internationally.


The key responsibilities of this position of Category Buyer (raw materials) will be to:
  • Managing a purchasing portfolio of c£20m
  • Implementing improvements; cost vs. price, SRM, availability, quality standards
  • Deliver new product introductions using existing and newly sought suppliers
  • Analyse and improve overall cost (understanding the suppliers processes)
  • Learning, understanding and developing the raw material category responsible for
  • Work and think commercially at every opportunity.


Ideally the successful candidate will have:
  • Experience in a commercially driven purchasing position
  • Exposure to global sourcing
  • A good overall understanding of purchasing and supply chain to enable cost saving opportunities with suppliers by understanding their challenges.
  • Good examples of successful negotiations (with reference to cost vs price)
  • Degree educated (desirable)
  • CIPS (desirable)

Job Offer

£35,000 - £45,000 (DOE) + 40% bonus, pension 8%, health care, free canteen, monthly/quarterly incentives, 25+8 days holiday (option to buy more), free parking.

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