Category Buyer

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
14 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Excellent opportunity to join a established Procurement team as Category Buyer. With responsibility for a defined category of spend and adopting best practice Procurement Process to contribute to overall business strategy, whilst building relationships with internal customers

Client Details

Major transport and distribution company are currently recruiting for a Category Manager to join their established Procurement team to support category spend and strategy implementation.


  • Support the development of a robust Procurement strategy and negotiate new best-in-class agreements
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing plans
  • Provide procurement expertise to negotiate optimum supply terms
  • Continually strive to improve supplier performance through internal feedback and a close working relationship
  • Develop and maintain a high level of market knowledge, awareness and representation in the key supply markets in project categories
  • Manage all central agreements by facilitating the maintenance of the central database of contracts, central systems, pricing details and other legal documentation
  • Supplier improvement demonstrated through cross functional supplier review


  • Background of Indirect Procurement
  • Excellent commercial and negotiation skills
  • Procuring categories of wide variety, spend and complexity desirable
  • A good level of relevant market knowledge
  • Ability of gaining knowledge quickly
  • Strong Supplier Relationship Management skills
  • Understanding of working to procurement governance and delivering value in an operational environment
  • MCIPS qualified or working toward

Job Offer

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 plus benefits

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