Buyer/Category Manager

Recruiter
SF Group Ltd
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
Market related
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
18 Aug 2017
Job Type
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
We are currently recruiting for a Buyer based in Warwickshire.

Job Function:

- To select and develop suppliers and implement category management ensuring that cost savings are maximised, high quality maintained and service improved

Key Responsibilities:

- Achieve individual, team and Company Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)
- Negotiate best terms with suppliers and increase supplier contributions to the business
- Account manage key suppliers, improving supplier's performance
- To actively source new suppliers and products stimulating sales growth
- Supply new product information/samples for training purposes
- Ensure new product information is passed to all relevant business channels
- Follow new/existing products through their life cycle and suggest actions
- Raise and place replenishment orders with approved suppliers, ensuring continuity of stock levels within minimum/maximum levels
- Review re-order parameters whenever necessary
- Keep stock valuation within agreed targets
- Maintain and update supplier and product details on Microsoft Navision
- Monitor slow moving stock and implement procedures to reduce SLOB value
- Deal with invoicing queries
- Liaise with internal customers promptly
- Process special purchase orders
- Keep the Trading Manager fully informed of any current/impending problems
- Ensure new product information is passed to all relevant business channels
- Follow new/existing products through their life cycle and suggest actions
- In the absence of any Trading team member, cover their priority tasks
- Undertake any other duties, within reason, as defined by the Trading Manager
- Maintain 'good housekeeping' standards, ensuring tidiness, safety and good working practices are adhered to, in order to meet statutory health and safety requirements

Candidate:

- Category inventory valuation
- Category growth (GBP)
- ROCE
- Out of stocks
- Margin protection
- SLOB levels
- Supplier contributions
- Ideally you will be Degree educated and either CIPS qualified or studying towards