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Senior Buyer/Category Manager

Chase and Holland Recruitment Ltd
Chesterfield, UK
Closing date
27 Jan 2021

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Senior Buyer/Category Manager - Chesterfield - £35k - £45k

Chase & Holland are excited to be working with a rapidly growing business based in Chesterfield who are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Buyer/Category Manager to join their established team. This newly created position will play a key role within the Commercial Department and will be focused on delivering product growth plans, diversifying their portfolio of products and spotting market trends to for future profit lines.

Senior Buyer/Category Manager Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the businesses product diversification objective by onboarding new suppliers and vendors for a new or existing category
  • Have a good market understanding, this includes products, competition, and customers, ensure we remain competitive by analysing these areas
  • Negotiation of all trading terms, these include payment terms, trade pricing, discount structures/rebates, and promotional and marketing support
  • Ensure products assets are available and meet set standards
  • Forecasting sales
  • Manage stock levels in line with the businesses KPIs
  • The setting of sales and profit targets
  • Report monthly performance against agreed sales and profit targets, taking decisive action to ensure these stay on track
  • Nurture and build long term relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Motivate, lead and support the category team
  • Work with our Digital marketing team to organise and set-up promotions and clear EOL lines
  • Support our customer relation team with technical and product knowledge, helping them answer category related questions


Full-time, Monday to Friday 9am - 5:30pm

Required Skills & Experience:
  • A proven record of buying and category management at a high level
  • Commercially focused with a good understanding of P&L
  • Highly motivated and results driven
  • A high level of negotiation skills
  • Proven development of long term supplier / vendor relationships
  • Strong team management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of organisational skills
  • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ideally worked in or understands eCommerce

In Return You'll Receive:
  • Performance related bonus schemes
  • 22 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays) and an incremental holiday allowance, with an extra day at 3 years' service, another at 4, and another at 5
  • A 20% staff discount available across products they sell
  • Modern facilities including free parking
  • Staff events throughout the year and an amazing Xmas party

If you are interested in finding out about this exciting Senior Buyer/Category Manager opportunity, please click 'apply now'.

Chase & Holland acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in finance, supply chain, HR, IT and office support recruitment and comfortably service Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire.
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