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  • Senior Category Buyer

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at Cutting Edge Services for a Senior Category Buyer.

    Key Details

    Category Strategy and key roles

    • To increase the volume and value of products sold within the specified categories.
    • Develop and manage the specific range within the portfolio of product categories.
    • Develop and maintain supplier relationships with both new and existing suppliers.
    • Set up and implement supplier agreements with all key suppliers whilst ensuring the highest product quality and sales margins are achieved.
    • Work closely with internal stakeholders to identify and create opportunities for new products or new customers to maximise growth and profit opportunities.
    • Understand key supply market drivers, market conditions and trends for their category areas.
    • Understand how to access supplier data and information. Understand the analysis process and how to apply it to new situations.
    • Understand available internal and external data, complete spend analysis and provide insight.
    • Understand potential changes to the future requirements for their category areas.
    • Engage with the senior stakeholder community and help gain buy-in for recommendations.
    • Ensure the strategy delivers ‘best value’ based on a combination of quality of product, service and cost, and that the strategic sourcing process is applied consistently and appropriately.
    • Achieve Procurement savings and/or increase company revenue.
    • Proactively review and monitor key suppliers in your portfolio, review compliance data, identify any supply risks, and mitigate through robust supplier development.
    • Work with our compliance manager to ensure products and suppliers meet the correct quality standard.

    Standard Requirements:

    • Minimum of 5 GCSE including Mathematics and English, Ideally qualified or working towards full CIPS certification
    • The successful candidate will be of graduate calibre with experience of Supply Chain / Purchasing with exposure to Sales & Marketing environments.
    • proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages, CRM and Sage 200c
    • Excellent organization and time management skills and meticulous attention to detail.
    • Worked within food safety/quality or supply chain and manufacturing role is preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    These job duties are not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be necessary or expected within the scope of the role.

    To apply and be considered for this position, please send your CV directly to hr@cuttingedgeservices.co.uk

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