Category Buyer

  • Staffordshire
  • £40,000 - £50,000
  • Permanent

Our client is currently seeking an experienced Category Buyer to join their manufacturing/production team. The Category Buyer will be responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategies for a variety of categories, ensuring cost efficiency, quality, and delivery performance. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in procurement and sourcing, with a good understanding of manufacturing or production environments.


  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for a range of categories, including raw materials, packaging, and components.
  • Conduct market analysis and identify potential suppliers to ensure cost efficiency and quality.
  • Negotiate pricing, terms, and contracts with suppliers to achieve optimal results for the organization.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify procurement needs and provide expert advice on purchasing best practices.
  • Manage supplier relationships and ensure timely delivery of goods and services.
  • Monitor supplier performance and implement corrective actions where necessary.
  • Keep up to date with industry trends, regulations, and technology advancements to identify opportunities for improvement.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in procurement, sourcing, or supply chain management, preferably in a manufacturing or production environment.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to manage contracts effectively.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and procurement software.

The role will offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including fantastic opportunities to grow your career in a global business. If you are a driven, results-oriented professional looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity in the manufacturing/production industry, we encourage you to apply.

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