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Category Buyer ref : 437296790
40,000 Bristol
22/03/2018 17:57:22

Category Buyer - Buyer, Category Manager, commodity procurement

Bristol - Commutable from Swindon, Gloucester, Bath, Cheltenham

Up to £40,000pa (dependant on experience)


Ambridge Harris is delighted t be supporting their client to recruit for a Category Buyer on a permanent basis.

The main purpose of the Category Buyer role will be to support and improve the commercial value within the Supply Chain.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the procurement function to manage supplier performance and developing relationships to ensure an excellent Supply Chain
  • Using MI, data analysis and insight from the ERP to provide commercial and efficiency savings
  • Create value optimisation on sourcing activity
  • Evolve developing sourcing and marketing strategies, which drive greater commercial value.
  • Manage the sourcing, negotiation and contracting with key vendors, ensuring supply chain solutions are in line with the overall sourcing category plan meeting the requirements of the business.
  • Perform regular market testing and benchmarking to ensure the maintenance of market competiveness, value for money and best practice.
  • Implement sustainable regional and national supply chain solutions, influencing key stakeholder buy in through demonstrable procurement activity in line with and promoting the procurement strategy.
  • Compliance with procurement policy, processes and procedures.
  • Support the client and bid pipeline, implementing procurement initiatives from initial bid stage onwards.

The ideal candidate will need;

  • To be educated to degree level or with MCIPS or equivalent
  • Demonstrable sourcing and category buying experience, ideally within the foodservice, retail or catering supply chain markets
  • Excellent communication skills to include proven and solid influencing and negotiation skills
  • Proven experience in analysis

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful

Ambridge Harris is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Ambridge Harris will not discriminate on unlawful grounds.

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