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Category Buyer

Category Buyer

Posted 17 April by Recruit Right Ended

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the role is to ensure optimum stock levels are maintained on raw materials and the most favourable cost is achieved when purchasing the raw material.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To search the market and negotiate the most favourable prices with suppliers for each category product
  • To manage stock levels on each category product and place timely orders with suppliers to ensure a smooth flow of product through the business
  • To record and analyse sales data on each category product to facilitate the ordering process
  • To place purchase orders for products using the ERP system.
  • To undertake a manual count of all products each day, noting the use by date on each product.
  • To liaise with suppliers regarding any delivery discrepancies including quality issues
  • To communicate with all relevant departments regarding shortages, potential shortages, overstocks and potential overstocks.
  • To participate in stock takes
  • To keep up to date with Global Markets

Key Skills:

  • Two years buying experience preferably within the Meat / Poultry industry is essential
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Confidential and professional approach
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, organise and deliver to agreed deadlines
  • Good I.T. skills especially in the use of Excel. Experience in ERP would be a distinct advantage
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Effective communicator [verbal and written]
  • Flexible in approach to accommodate business needs including helping out in other areas if required
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes and procedures
  • Experience in sales and stock analysis and forecasting
  • Good standard of education
  • A stable work record
  • Preferably CIPS qualified (or working towards it)
  • IT literate, experience of ERP is highly desirable

Hours: 6.30am -4pm Monday to Friday and alternate Saturday 06.30am - 11.30am

Salary: TBC

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Raw Materials

Reference: 34522241

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