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Category Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£40,000 to £43,000 per annum
LocationsAnglia, Cambridgeshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 November 2018

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The Category Buyer will be responsible for the implementation of robust commercial and contractual terms to support the control of company expenditure. In addition to this, the implementation of performance management techniques such as service level agreements and key performance indicators.

Client Details

Based in Cambridgeshire, this client began life as a Consultancy. They have evolved significantly in recent years and now have a very broad operational focus. The client is now seeking to add a Category Buyer to its ranks in order to continue its development.


The Procurement Category Buyer is required to work closely with a variety of teams and individuals and will be the link between the supply of goods/services and the business to ensure the highest quality of services and compliance is met. Responsibilities will include:
  • Identifying, selecting strategic supply partnerships, supplier management, commercial and contractual negotiations
  • Leading all aspects of the procurement cycle in partnership with the business
  • Delivering cost savings against the agreed sourcing strategies and reporting both bottom line and cost avoidance savings to finance
  • Performance managing strategic suppliers by developing service level agreements and key performance indicators
  • Promoting best practice contract management


The successful candidate for this opportunity will have strong influencing and stakeholder management skills. It would also be beneficial if the applicant can demonstrate strong experience of managing a wide variety of categories across all areas of spend including goods and services.

Job Offer

A very competitive salary and benefits package is on offer for the successful applicant.

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