Buyer £30,000 Yardley, Birmingham

Groomfield Recruitment Ltd
£30,000 per annum
01 Sep 2017
12 Oct 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

The role of the Category Manager is an important part of a dynamic Purchasing Department that is integral to the success of the company. Reporting into the Head of Purchasing, this role will have autonomy in managing a category. Based in the Midlands.


  • Creation and execution of category strategy
  • Cost base management to deliver savings, margin and rebate targets
  • Sourcing of new products to both enhance range and meet specific customer needs
  • Supplier base management to ensure company is dealing with the most appropriate suppliers to deliver its objectives
  • Understanding processes and costs involved with manufacturing, raw materials and distribution through to end use
  • Category and product life-cycle management
  • Holistic category and product knowledge to provide subject matter expertise both internally and to customers
  • Working with other stakeholders (Stock Management, QA, Sales, R&D) to deliver company objectives

Experience required

  • Have several years’ experience managing a category within a Purchasing function
  • Be results focussed and be able to demonstrate a record of successful cost reduction activities
  • Be an experienced negotiator
  • Be able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Be commercially focussed
  • Be a strong communicator

Hours - Monday - Friday between 8.30am - 5.30pm

Fantastic salary of up to £30,000

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