Category Buyer

GBP30000 - GBP40000 per annum + Bonus + Package
19 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019
James Connolly
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Buyer

Premium Branded Medium sized business

Location - London

Salary - £30- 40K + Bonus & Benefits

Contact - James Connolly,

This rapidly growing premium food manufacturing company, who is expanding 15-20% year on year and has an £80M turnover, is looking for an ambitious category buyer to join their indirect team in London. This proactive category buyer will be managing £6M spend as well as receiving lots of exposure to the Head of Procurement as you will be directly reporting to them. This will expose the category buyer to the wider growing food business and will have the opportunity to not only grow your remit by taking on more responsibility, you will also have the opportunity to morph and take on new business critical roles.

Indirect Category Buyers Responsibilities:

  • Focus your time on strategic sourcing and skilled procurement & project management
  • Help implement innovative category strategies across the full range of Categories
  • Manage a challenging executive stakeholder community, honing your influencing skills and playing a key role in the further progression of procurement across this fledging business
  • Own the cradle-to-grave procurement process (ITT, RFP, RFQ, contract drafting & negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM etc)

Indirect Category Buyers Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • A strong introduction to procurement as it includes directly reporting to Head of Procurement
  • Full working knowledge of end to end procurement lifecycle, with exceptionally strong stakeholder management, strategic sourcing and project management skills
  • Ideally at least a year specifically spent working across an indirect procurement category or working in product-based manufacturing (i.e. Packaging Procurement or Food Procurement).
  • Degree & CIPS (or studying towards)

This is an amazing opportunity for a decisive and ambitious procurement and sourcing specialist that will focus on challenging strategic projects and progress quickly.

Contact information - James Connolly,

Key words: Procurement, Category Buyer, Stakeholder Management, FMCG, Packaging Procurement, Procurement Category Manager, Indirect Procurement Management, Packaging Buyer, MCIPS, CIPS, Packaging Procurement, Food Procurement, London

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