Job Description

Category Buyer

Ref No: AM17279yy

County Antrim, UK

Competitive salary

Category Buyer- County Antrim.

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:
• Ideally a third-Level Degree in a Business / Procurement / Food related discipline
At least 3 years’ experience in a procurement function managing supplier negotiations
• 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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