Job Description

Category Buyer (World Food)

Ref No: AM17279

Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Competitive salary

Category Buyer (World Food).

In this position you will be responsible for assisting in the planning and delivery of budgeted sales and margin for a key category.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
• Develop & maintain strategic relationships with suppliers, supporting the development and implementation of the commercial supplier strategy
• Manage the cost price, ensuring all data is accurate, negotiation / tendering of cost improvements and promotions
• Work with the Category Manger to develop short and long-term plans for your categories
• Working cross-functionally to ensure the business KPI’s are met
• Keep up to date on market trends, develop strategies to capitalise on those trends
• Manage the range assortment to ensure the product offering is ahead of the market and competitive always
• Supporting events and exhibitions, attending tradeshows
• Ensure clear communication and smooth implementation on all range assortment changes in your area
• Assist in the production of weekly and monthly reports
• Assist the Category Manager with a broad range of tasks
• Actively progress joint sourcing projects

Interested applicants should have:
• Third Level Degree in a Business / Procurement / Food related discipline
At least 3 years’ experience in a procurement function managing supplier negotiations
Ideally previous World Food product knowledge & World Food sourcing experience. Alternatively experience with impulse, ambient, or dried foods.
• Fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese is desirable (not essential)
• High level of commercial expertise
• Demonstrated track record of applying financial, commercial or procurement skills to a range of business-related objectives, such as delivering cost savings or enhancing the quality of services provided to businesses
• MS Office Proficient – minimum of intermediate Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• The role may involve both travel within Ireland and UK, and some international travel, so a degree of flexibility is required

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