Category Buyer / Category Specialist

Posted 12 March by Barclay Meade Easy Apply Ending soon

This Category Specialist / Buyer will support the Category Lead in implementation of the category strategy and selected portfolio of spends across the business sites.

Alternatively, if you do not have Category Buying experience, the client will also consider someone who is early within the procurement career and looking to develop and grow within the business, must be degree qualified and/or working towards CIPS qualification.

Role - Category Specialist / Category Buyer

Salary - £25,000 - £40,000 (DOE) + Benefits

Type - Permanent

Location - Fareham, Hampshire

Key responsibilities for Category Specialist / Category Buyer and will not limited to:

  • Implementation and regular review of the business Supply Chain category and commodity strategies in line with the agreed strategy for the nominated category
  • Identify and proactively addressing opportunities for cost reduction to category costs, demonstrating real value for money.
  • Management of third part contracts and analysis of spend within the nominated category area
  • Build and develop collaborative internal and external relationships both nationally and globally to set demanding targets for cost reduction which are embedded in business budgets.
  • Define, develop and implement contractual relationships with suppliers, ensuring that appropriate and auditable standards, controls and governance frameworks are in place. Ensure all contracts are legally & ethically compliant.
  • Deliver category sourcing projects in line with approved processes and standards, in a timely fashion, to budget using both Supply Chain and business wide resources

Key skills and experience required for Category Specialist / Buyer job applicant:

  • Proven experience as a Category Specialist / Buyer
  • Degree and/or working towards CIPS
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • IT Literate

To apply for this Category Specialist / Category Buyer Position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply for this Category Specialist / Category Buyer Position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

Required skills

  • Procurement

Reference: 34665497

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