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Category Buyer

Employer
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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  • To drive cost savings, supply chain efficiences and profitability, to enable sustainable growth
  • As Category Buyer, you will be a key player in fulfilling my FMCG client's mission vision and values

Client Details

Join and help my client to continue to win in the market through supporting the creation of category sourcing plans, identifying opportunities that optimise growth for my clients brands and its customers.

As Category Buyer, you will be instrumental in delivering Sourcing & Supplier strategies to drive growth and improvements.

Description
  • Creating and developing a strategic long-term plan for the development of sourcing (predominantly Far East)
  • Analyse the market to assess the potential for new products and services
  • Leading the procurement strategy for the category and sourcing projects
  • Analysing data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends regarding the product and category
  • Developing an exit strategy for unsuccessful products
  • Building and driving relationships with key vendors to improve pricing, terms, and quality of service
  • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure maximum profitability
  • Create long term sourcing plan to drive continuous cost reductions / improved value

Profile
  • Creating and developing a strategic long-term plan for the development of sourcing
  • Leading category management and sourcing projects to optimise ranges
  • Ability to negotiate to high standards
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to communicate at all levels across the business
  • Ability to analyse and develop accurate conclusions to support decisions based on key data
  • An understanding of the market and consumer insights and trends
  • Strong Excel skills and Proficient in other MS Office applications
  • Strong numeracy skills

Job Offer
  • Flexible hybrid working environment (c. 3 days in Norwich or Northampton)
  • Life insurance
  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday
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