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Assistant Category Buyer

Salary £33000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + Company Car
Location Leicester
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00077222_1684320548
Published 17 days ago

Job Description

  • Assistant Category Buyer
  • South West Leicester
  • On-site for first 3-6 months, 1-2 days working from home afterwards
  • £33,000-£37,000 + Company Car

We are proud to be recruiting this exciting Assistant Category Buyer role for our client who is a leading, household brand in Retail and are looking to add to their already strong team. This role would be would focused on GNFR + Packaging spend within the Commercial Services team and would have spend of over £10million!

Based in South West Leicester, the role would be looking for someone with experience from a Retail or FMCG background, that is looking to further develop their career. If you have dealt with GNFR or packaging spend, this would be advantageous too.

The ideal candidate would have at least 2/3 years within procurement and you would be able to show you have the right aptitudes and traits to succeed. As you will be working collaboratively with a number of stakeholders, you will need to be able to express how you would be able to work well in a team and experience of stakeholder management, negotiation and dealing with tenders would be desirable.


  • Identify and source potential future suppliers
  • Preparation of all tender documents
  • Prepare an assessment of current supplier/product/service performance, price and issues ready for RFP's.
  • Appraisal of current and future suppliers
  • Manage supplier performance via a number of SLA's & KPI's
  • Create spend and competitor analysis reports, providing an up-to-date picture of the market
  • Regular meetings with suppliers to assess progress, issues and categories

Ideal Candidate:

  • 2/3+ Years within Procurement
  • Retail/FMCG Background
  • Advantageous to have dealt with Packaging and/or GNFR
  • Ideally Degree/CIPS Level 3+ qualified
  • Strong team player and collaborative mindset
  • Good oral and written communication skills

If this role sounds of interest, then please apply using your latest CV!

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