Buyer Category Manager

Kelly Services
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
International Buyer 
Job location: Gloucester
Job Salary: £32,000 - 44,000 per annum plus benefits
Permanent/FTC option available

Kelly Services is recruiting on behalf of a forward-thinking and acquisitive organisation for a Buyer, where you will look after your own Categories for an international internal customer base.

Like our client Kelly Services has its Headquarters in North America, but has a big presence across the EMEA region. They are both specialists within their fields, dominating their market with their expertise and high quality approach.

The organisation we are working with is keen to attract candidates of a high calibre who are keen to develop and who enjoy working and communicating at a senior level. You will be rewarded with a road to progression and unrivalled development opportunities up through a pyramid structure.

Within Gloucestershire the job required sits within a medium sized Indirect Purchasing team. The team is energetic and fun, with a good social aspect. Across the wider business they like to employ candidates who are well-educated, accomplished, and successful within their field. That said, there are plenty of opportunities to further yourself within this space and they actively encourage development and promotion.

The purpose of the job itself is to design and implement the procurement strategy of the Categories you own, leading the sourcing activity for each Category to ensure that the best value is delivered at all times. This will include stakeholder management, negotiating with suppliers and putting key strategy in place. You will be expected to work with the wider business to reflect their core values across the region.

Ideally we are seeking someone who has languages experience, particularly French or Italian, however this is not integral.  Some travel internationally is required within the position, including around 20% travel across the region, in the UK and Europe primarily France.

As the position is based in Gloucester it is commutable from locations within Gloucestershire such as Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Worcester.

You may have worked in jobs entitled Buyer, Category Buyer, Commodity Buyer, Category Manager, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Executive, Procurement Executive or Procurement Manager.

If you are interested, please apply today.

Kelly Services are an Equal Opportunities employer for all jobs, and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Kelly Services UK Lts is acting as an employment agency on behalf of the client.