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Category Buyer

Category Buyer

Job number: 27001253

  • Wrexham Branch
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Please enquire
  • + 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), Life Insurance, Fantastic working environment, Free parking

Category Buyer

Competitive salary (please enquire)


Location Commutable from Wrexham, Ellesmere, Oswestry, Shrewsbury

Additional benefits:

• 25 days holiday (plus Bank holidays

• Free parking

• Fantastic working environment

• Life Assurance

• Long Service Award Scheme

The Role

Our client, who are recognised as being at the cutting edge of their sector in technology, is looking to appoint a Category Buyer.


• Analyse assigned category spend areas and identify and lead in the execution of, but not limited to, rationalisation of the supply base, reducing cost, improving business efficiency, increasing leverage to ensure the best total cost of ownership

• Manage and support the company's strategic sourcing and procurement process for each assigned category, including market assessments, benchmarking, RFQ or tenders, supplier negotiations and contract development for goods and services

• Identify and on board new suppliers ensuring the company's minimum approved requirements including but not limited to, application of supplier audits/visits, financial health check, relevant ISO quality standards

• Proactively work with the supplier regarding any identified performance improvement activities

• Effectively manage suppliers to ensure contract/order compliance including delivery, pricing, invoicing, problem analysis and resolution

• Maintain and operate the ERP system including raising purchase orders, maintaining pricing and sourcing information

• Develop and maintain relationships with the key category suppliers

• Conduct supplier performance reviews on Quality, Cost, Delivery, Innovation and Management (QCDIM) for assigned categories.

• Support New Product Introduction Process (NPIP) ensuring appropriate suppliers are engaged early within NPIP and ensure new items are designed to cost, quality and manufacture requirements

• Support the Quality team to ensure suppliers meet Group and Category quality targets, including but not limited to the supplier warranty activity process

• Provide cover for material planning and scheduling activities as required.


The successfully appointed Category Buyer will have the following skills and abilities:

• Contract management and supplier experience

• Understanding of total cost management principles

• Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply - CIPS (desirable but not essential)

• Purchasing experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment (desirable)

The Package

• Competitive salary (please enquire)

• 37.5 hours per week working 08.00am-5pm Monday to Wednesday (on site), 08.00 - 16.30 on a Thursday (onsite), and 08:00 - 12:00 on a Friday (working from home)

• 25 days holiday plus 8 days bank holiday

• Life assurance

• Long Service Award Scheme

• Fantastic working environment

• Contributory pension

• Friendly team and excellent management

To Apply

This vacancy is advertised by Travail Employment Group who are acting as an Employment Agency.

To apply for this position, please email a recent copy of your CV to

or for more information please call Angharad on 01978 366123. If your application is successful a consultant will be in contact with you within the next 7 days. If you do not hear within the next 7 days you have not been successful on this occasion.

All candidates registering with Travail Employment Group will need to provide proof of identity, and evidence of any experience, training and qualifications our client considers necessary for this position.

Travail Employment Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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