Exciting Opportunity: Category Buyer (Indirects).
Are you ready to embark on a thrilling procurement journey with a leading food manufacturer? Join a team of passionate professionals dedicated to creating innovative and delightful products that captivate customers. We are seeking a dynamic Category Buyer (Indirects) to drive excellence in procurement practices across our diverse range of businesses.
As a Category Buyer, you'll manage designated Indirect Categories and suppliers, strategizing and implementing world-class procurement approaches. Based at our vibrant Norfolk site, this role offers opportunities for occasional travel across the country.
• Oversee designated Indirect Category activity and develop visionary strategies.
• Champion internal customer service, quality, and innovation.
• Align the Supply Base with ethical and environmental policies.
• Create and deliver a cost reduction pipeline, collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
• Maintain accurate planning and financial information for the Category.
• Implement contingency management strategies for key suppliers.
• Drive continuous improvement and resolve invoice queries.
• Engage stakeholders to deliver a consistent and coherent strategy for the Category.
• Implement best practice buying approaches and manage KPIs with flair.
• Drive value analysis and engineering projects for ongoing innovation.
• Enhance Supplier review processes and joint development initiatives.
• Ensure product quality through effective Supply Chain management.
Skills and Experience:
• Experience in supplier negotiation and product delivery.
• Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills.
• Ability to influence and work independently.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Category-led Procurement experience (preferred).
• Proven track record of managing cost-saving projects.
Rewards & Benefits:
• Attractive company Pension scheme and life assurance.
• Company-paid Health Care Cash Plan and access to exclusive retailer discounts.
• Hybrid working scheme for ultimate flexibility.
• Generous annual leave + bank holidays.
• Exciting charity fundraising events and bonuses for community work.
• Employee values awards and training opportunities.
• Free parking at all sites.
• Ongoing commitment to our ESG strategy – protecting our people, communities, and our planet.
If you have a passion for procurement, strong negotiation skills, and a desire to make an impact, this role is perfect for you! Join our dynamic team of professionals and be part of an exciting journey in creating exceptional products. Apply now and embrace this exhilarating opportunity as a Category Buyer (Indirects).