Category Buyer jobs
Responsible for sourcing and procurement, as well as negotiating contracts and monitoring supply levels, a Category Buyer plays an important part in the success of a business. After all, getting goods at a low price and to a set schedule is essential in order to meet client demands.
The category method of supply chain management is mainly used in the retail industry, although other sectors have also adopted the strategy. This technique involves organising products into smaller groups of related goods.
For example, a Category Buyer for a chain of supermarkets may specialise in paper goods, tinned vegetables, fresh poultry or women's clothing.
By specialising in a particular category, buyers can gain a better understanding of their market and make informed decisions that benefit the company and its customers.
The job of a Category Buyer will vary from employer to employer, but the role usually involves developing and implementing strategies for procuring goods, working with providers to improve the quality of the products and finding ways to reduce costs.
The skills required
Those applying for roles as a Category Buyer will need strong analytic skills be able to demonstrate an ability to evaluate information in a systematic way.
Communication and negotiation skills are a must and you should be just as comfortable working as part of a team as you are on your own. The role of a Category Buyer can be extremely stressful, so an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines is vital.
Other useful skills include good organisation and self-motivation. Depending on the role, being able to speak foreign languages could be beneficial. You should also be proficient with the various software packages, as well as word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Demand & Operations Planner
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Demand & Operations Planner London OR Dublin £30,000 - £35,000 Role ProfileWe have a fantastic opportunity for you to join an international business specialised in healthy and responsible produced foo...
Head of Supply Chain
£85000.00 - £95000.00 per annum Benefits
Head of Supply ChainCentral Belt - Scotland£85,000 - £95,000 Benefits DOE Role ProfileOur client is an expanding Retail/Manufacturing based within the Central Belt in Scotland. This business are loo...
Operations Director - Automotive
Birmingham, West Midlands
£90000 - £110000 per annum Car Allowance Benefits
Operations Director - Automotive West Midlands£100,000 - £110,000 Benefits DOE Role ProfileOur client is a well-established and expanding automotive manufacturer based in West Midlands. They are cur...
Dudley, West Midlands
Up to £35000.00 per annum
Material PlannerDudley£35,000 per annum Role Profile Our client is a well-established manufacturer based in Dudley. They are currently looking to appoint a Material Planner on a 6-month FTC or perman...
Birmingham, West Midlands
£35000.00 - £45000 per annum Excellent benefits
Demand Planner£35,000-£45,000Birmingham Hybrid Working Role ProfileCastUK is currently recruiting for an experienced Demand Planner for a rapidly expanding FMCG business based in Birmingham. The com...
Project Co-ordinator Crewe £ Competitive Salary Role ProfileOur client is a highly successful manufacturing business with a site based in Crewe. They are currently looking to appoint a Project Co-ord...
Despatch Supervisor - FMCG
£25000.00 - £33000 per annum Benefits
Role Title Despatch Supervisor - FMCG Cannock To £33,000 Benefits Role Profile Excellent opportunity to join expanding FMCG operation based in Cannonck during an exciting period of change and growt...
Supply Chain Manager £40,000 - £50,000 doe.
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Supply Chain Manager - Stansted - £40,000 - £50,000 DOEWE NEED YOUAn experienced supply chain manager with a knowledge of importing procedures.Who you'll be working for:Our client is a leading busines...
Supply Chain Assistant
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Supply Chain Assistant role for a company dealing with LAZERS?! £26,000 - £30,000 plus benefitsYes please! I'm working with a really interesting international business who are looking for a Supply Ch...
Continuous Improvement - Ind Engineer Specialist
Exceptional Bonus - Flexible Working
Industrial Engineer / Continuous Improvement ManufacturingUK Wide - Remote Working £70,000 - £75,000 Outstanding Benefits package Flexible Working Role ProfileDue to the ongoing success of this ex...
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