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Category buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Salary£28,000 to £32,000 per annum
LocationsDevon, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted04 July 2018

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The Category Buyer will take full ownership over the purchasing of an assigned category of raw materials and components inline with the wider strategy of the purchasing team. The successful candidate will be expected implement a category strategy and manage suppliers in order to reach company set targets.

Client Details

The success of our Clients iconic product can be tracked back to the companies deep rooted origins in engineering, and because of that they have managed to create a product that is renown for quality and performance.


Key responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Day to day contact with suppliers, procuring and expediting orders
  • Working with suppliers to drive critical path requirements with optimum stock availability
  • Negotiating pricing with suppliers and analysing price trends to deliver low total cost solutions
  • Schedule and planning management based on forecast ERP requirement
  • Identifying invoice problems, establishing root cause and carrying out appropriate corrective actions
  • Drive the category strategy in line with the wider purchasing group


The successful Candidate will possess;
  • Demonstrable track record in purchasing, preferably in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Proven ability in negotiation
  • Proven examples of cost saving exercises
  • Excellent Communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good understanding of ERP systems
  • High proficiency in Microsoft office, including Excel and Word

Job Offer

Up to 32k depending on experience

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