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Category Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorCharities & Not For Profit, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted03 August 2017

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Currently working with a well established Housing Sector Provider, based in the Warrington region, who due to significant growth, require a Category Buyer to add to their Procurement Function.

Client Details

Housing Association, based in Warrington, who require a Category Buyer.


The role of Category Buyer will oversee the following responsbilities:

• Deliver tendering and other procurement processes in line with both departmental and category targets and where required EU regulations, ensuring tendering timetables for the category are adhered to;

• Contribute to the development and implementation of category strategies aligned to market developments and member requirements to drive increased spend under management

• Offer regular input to the Procurement Management Team

• Implement and manage individual Framework Strategies to assist in the achievement of financial performance and growth;

• To streamline processes and implement efficiency's through use of category knowledge, standard operating procedures, technology that increase productivity and ease the procurement of products and services for our customers and suppliers;

• To develop and maintain continuous engagement with all suppliers making sure performance and customer service are a key consideration;


Ideally, the candidate will have the following background:

• Excellent time management and organisational skills;

• Strong communication skills;

• Experience of managing (procurement consortium) projects and contracts;

• Ability to develop strong supplier relationships

• Experience of multiple procurement activities, including knowledge of EU Procurement regulations

• Commercial and sector focus

• A full driving licence will be required for this role

Job Offer

Competitive basic and package.

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