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Category Buyer

  • Location:

    West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Fresh Produce

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jordan Waobikeze

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

Job Title: Category Buyer
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 Dependent on Experience
Working Pattern: Site Based

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Category Buyer to work with a market-leader in the Fresh Produce sector!

For the right candidate, this will form the next natural progression in your career OR the veer into Procurement you've always been looking for.

Role overview:

To lead procurement of your designated product portfolio in the UK:

  • Developing and maintaining profitable relationships with suppliers.
  • Develop and manage your daily relationships with suppliers & internal teams.
  • Provide timely supply updates to the commercial sales team.

Main Duties:

  • Develop, agree and implement procurement plans, according to company buying policies
  • Accountable for the delivery of targeted margins & volume as described in the annual budget.
  • Strive to improve the trading profit while reducing operating costs. Specifically, target a 100% recovery of losses from suppliers.
  • Responsible for accurate & timely administration including:
    - Preparation of weekly business unit profitability & margin projections
    - Identification & management of shortages/ over supply
    - Use & maintenance of NAV system
    - Order & arrival of products in a timely well communicated manner
    - Timely completion of supplier claims
    - Timely placing of supplier programmes
  • Ensure regular communication with suppliers to review & monitor progress, adjust plans in order to strengthen our KPI performance.
  • Delivery of supplier development plans including completion of supplier visits as appropriate.
  • Plus many more.

Key Criteria:

  • 3+ Years Procurement Exp. or 5+ years Fresh Produce role in a Technical or Data-focussed role.
  • Able to manipulate data from the system / draw conlusions from the data and take actions.
  • Commercial awareness of major FMCG operation.
  • Spanish speaking is an advantage but not essential.

If you feel you meet the above criteria and would like to put yourself forward for the role, do apply below.

You can also reach out to me on: to discuss the above further.