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Category Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsAvon, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 December 2018

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The Category Manager will take ownership over a given portfolio of materials and components, and with the support of the Purchasing manager develop and implement a category strategy that's in line with the wider business.

Client Details

Our Client are a major manufacturer within the automotive industry, their high quality products often make them the market preferred supplier. The company operate in a niche market and as a result they don't operate as a typical automotive manufacturer.


Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to;
  • Develop and implement a category strategy for given portfolio
  • Source new suppliers in line with company regulations
  • Lead negotiations on given portfolio
  • Source raw materials and components at the most commercial level, taking in account OTIF
  • Recommend process improvements
  • Liaise with cross functional departments
  • Develop key relationships internal and external


The successful Candidate will possess;
  • Demonstrable background in purchasing within a manufacturing environments
  • High proficiency in MRP systems
  • High proficiency in Microsoft suite including Excel
  • Ability to create internal and external relationships
  • Proven ability to negotiate and influence
  • Excellent communication skills both Written and Verbal

Job Offer

Up to 40k depending on experience

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