Category Buyer | Hospitality Sector | Surrey

A leading procurement service business is offering an opportunity for a Category Buyer.

This FTSE 100 is looking for a candidate with previous experience as a Buyer, who has the ambition to continue to progress.

As Category Buyer your key responsibilities will be:

  • To develop and implement market-leading category strategies & ranges which drive the revenue and profit performance.
  • To develop strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • To proactively manage the supply base to drive efficiencies
  • To work closely with sectors to identify and understand business requirements
  • Driving innovation, new ways of working and thinking
  • Overseeing the suppliers, ensuring a solid working relationship so that you can influence and persuade moving forward
  • Working with clients, both internally and externally
  • Conducting pitches and cost negotiations
  • Proofread and create contracts
  • Track rebates and over-riders
  • Manage the critical path of a product

Skills and experience required:

  • Customer and market focus – stays close to customers, suppliers and competitors to create market leadership for the business
  • Passionate about results and delivery
  • Influences successfully and openly at all levels
  • Accepts responsibility for own actions
  • Ambitious high performer with excess enthusiasm, energy and resilience
  • Commercial outlook, exceptional communicator and influencer

In applications we will be looking for:

  • A team player
  • Quick thinking
  • Organised
  • Analytical
  • Commercial
  • Someone who can hit the ground running
  • Self-motivated with drive

Benefits of the Category Buyer role include:

  • £42,000 depending on experience
  • Pension scheme
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Work from home Fridays
  • Good team dynamic
  • Great supply base to manage
  • Excellent progression opportunities  

To discuss the Category Buyer role in more depth please contact Hannah Abraham at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7425 489 269| +44 (0) 1962 869838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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