Senior Category Buyer – Indirect – GNFR

£40,000 - £43,000

Leicestershire - Permanent

Posted: 2 weeks ago

Ref: D0020827



Do you ever get the feeling that your work in procurement is primarily cost focussed?


A UK based international retailer are looking for a Senior Category Buyer to join their indirect procurement team.


Operating in a challenging retail market, this business is bucking the trend and continues to post high profit figures, reinvest in retail innovation, and continues to focus on creating an edge by delivering an excellent customer journey.


All this creates the perfect recipe for a truly innovative GNFR procurement team, focussed on creating and extracting value, and not simply squeezing costs.


Supporting a large retail and warehousing / distribution operation, the procurement team plays such an important role allowing the business to continue innovating and developing.


As a Senior Category Buyer, you’ll be partnering with a range of stakeholders across the distribution operations; an area that has been crucial to success over the past 5 years.


You’ll be managing and evaluating current suppliers, creating category plans, and sourcing future suppliers. You’ll be basing sourcing decision on value, not cost, and will be working in collaboration with your stakeholders to create category plans that reflect this.


You’ll be responsible for the full tendering cycle and will be taking the lead on negotiations within your category areas.


Salary is £40-43k + car.


About you:


If you’re a GNFR / Indirect Buyer, looking to move to a retailer that puts value over cost, we’d love to hear from you. Indirect / GNFR procurement is essential.


To find out more, you can either apply via this advert or contact Joel Stevenson at Distinct Recruitment.






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Joel Stevenson

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

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