Category Buyer

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Lichfield, Staffordshire | Ref: BBBH28727

£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

Role Title

Role Profile
Our client is a rapidly growing Company with ambitious plans looking to double their sales within the next 5 years. Reporting into the Purchase Manager, this role will require a savvy, forward - thinking individual to take charge of the equipment category and help refine systems and processes. With an established team to support you and a range of projects for you to get stuck into, you will be stretched and challenged in this exciting new opportunity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and implement opportunities for cost savings
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitor sales and margin performance of the category and drive KPI's of, stock levels & margin
  • Develop new, and manage existing supplier relationships, costs, service and continuous improvement
  • Escalate and deal with critical supply chain issues
  • Carry out all procurement processes for this category of goods, covering stock control, inventory management and replenishment

Skills & Experience
To be successful in the role, you must be able to demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • Equipment buying experience is highly preferable, and an aptitude for understanding the technical features of our range
  • Experience of purchasing goods & services in the 'Indirects' category
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • High level of computer literacy, to include MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook and Access
  • Experience of using ERP systems, preferably Sage, and an understanding of different forecasting tools
  • Effective communication; leading complex negotiations with suppliers
  • Understanding of how terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services are negotiated and written
  • Be familiar with import processes & documentation for purchases from EU, Asia & USA

Client information
Our client is a growing and successful manufacturing distributor in Lichfield


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