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Category Buyer

Salary £43000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Company Car
Location Leicester
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00077223_1684320854
Published 17 days ago

Job Description

  • Category Buyer
  • South West Leicester
  • On-site for first 3 months, then 1-2 days working from home
  • £43,000-£47,000 + Company Car

We are proud to be recruiting this exciting 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 a number of indirect categories within the Commercial Services team and would have spend of over £12million!

Based in South West Leicester, the role would be looking for an experienced Procurement professional, capable of working on a strategic basis with both external suppliers and internal stakeholders to create the best environment for negotiations to take place. You would be the sole person responsible for your category, giving you an excellent opportunity to develop relationships and improve that category moving forward.

The ideal candidate would have a number of years within procurement, dealing with a variety of indirect categories from a Retail or FMCG background. You would be able to show your experience working collaboratively with a number of stakeholders and your experience of negotiating for the best price, quality and service.


  • 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:

  • 6+ Years within Procurement
  • Indirect spend experience
  • Retail or FMCG background
  • Ideally Degree/CIPS Level 4+ qualified
  • Experience dealing with eSourcing platforms, desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of Gift Cards advantageous
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills

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

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