Senior Category Buyer

Cast UK Limited
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior / Category Buyer

Tamworth, Staffordshire, Warwickshire

Highly Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package

Role Profile

Cast UK are working in partnership with Bunzl PLC, an established FTSE 100 business, to identify exceptional Category Buyers for the Catering Division based at the National Distribution Centre near Tamworth. Reporting directly into the Senior Category Manager, the successful candidate will take full ownership and purchasing responsibility for one of the key categories within the portfolio.

Ideally the perfect candidate will come from a strategic purchasing environment within a Category led Retail /FMCG / Food environment, whilst having the confidence and communication skills to be primary product experts.

Key Responsibilities:

Reviewing product and product sub-categories within the non-food disposable portfolio, conferring with suppliers and other key stakeholders to ensure the right product at the right price.

Evaluating commercial offers, customer tender support, product inventories.

The essential tasks also involve category management, determining customer demand, analyzing quotes and bids for suitability, cost reduction, product availability, evaluating samples & presentation of category plans to senior management.

Skills & Experience:

Bunzl Catering seek confident, articulate and enthusiastic individuals who take genuine pride in the metrics behind their achievements. The perfect candidate, in addition to having extensive buying experience within a FMCG / Food / Retail environment, should be able to demonstrate detailed accountability for the key deliverables within their categories to date. You will also possess the following:

  • A keen interest product integrity
  • A proven track record of building robust client relationships
  • Ability to negotiate potentially complex contracts
  • Strong numerical and analytical skill

Client information

Bunzl Catering, based across multiple locations nationwide, is a major division within the FTSE 100 business Bunzl PLC.

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit **************

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