Category Buyer

Charter Selection
High Wycombe
06 Jun 2018
16 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting and dynamic company are seeking an outgoing highly organised Category Buyer to present their brand and products to the market place in an appealing way.

Said Category Buyer will be able to manage supplier account effectively in order to optimise performance in terms of cost price, quality, service and innovation. The rule will also involve identifying new suppliers and leading promotions to enhance the companies portfolio.

Key Responsibilities
  • Be accountable for smaller categories allocated, with commercial ownership of supplier performance within those.
  • To manage supplier accounts effectively in order to optimise their performance in terms of cost price, quality, service and innovation. Identify and secure new supplier partnerships to enhance the product portfolio.
  • To source market leading promotional offers to satisfy requirements of key clients and direct sale.
  • Deliver an agreed Product Strategy ensuring overall targets are met in terms of revenue and iGP.
  • Ensure that service and delivery considerations, capacity planning and the ‘ orking Together’ best practice guide are fully communicated to suppliers from the outset and taken into account at every stage of selection, procurement and launch / release.
  • Work with the Product Set Up team to ensure they receive all the details required in order to set up new products and promotions correctly and within agreed timescales.

Personal Specifications
  • Excellent communication skills for effective liaison with suppliers, members of the Buying team and other colleagues
  • Outstanding relationship management to have the ability to empathise with our supplier’s business, and utilise knowledge to influence a favourable outcome
  • Dynamic and tenacious individual to research products and create leads
  • Highly organised to be able to manage a number of different projects and requirements at one time

  • Used to working in a dynamic, fast moving, customer service focused environment
  • Team player, loves a challenge, can work under pressure and to deadline
  • Ability to work on own initiative and without continual direct supervision

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