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Published
April 24, 2024
Location
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Description

CATEGORY BUYING SPECIALIST

STOKE ON TRENT

FULL TIME PERMANENT

COMBINATION OF HOME AND OFFICE WORKING

UP TO £32,500

THE ROLE

  • Develop strong relationships with key customers to ensure that their needs are understood, identifying and prioritising the best opportunities
  • Establish and maintain sound working relationships with suppliers to achieve the best possible commercial agreements and develop new supplier relationships as appropriate to deliver product differentiation within the appropriate markets
  • Develop & maintain strategic partnerships with key manufacturers and suppliers to deliver the category plan providing innovation & differentiation for customers within the appropriate markets, including the development of own brand products
  • Working closely with the Marketing Team, ensure that all marketing activity is planned and briefed to deadlines
  • Ensuring that customer facing teams are fully briefed on all relevant products, plans and activity as appropriate
  • Provide monthly reports analysing performance against targets and KPI’s
  • Attend relevant trade shows where necessary to identify new product and sourcing opportunities
  • Ensure the Material Planners are briefed as appropriate to maintain optimum levels of stock in order to meet the customer’s needs through planning, forecasting and placing orders
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of the market place

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • In depth knowledge of Category Management
  • Previous Category Management experience in a relevant role
  • Excellent communicator (written & verbal) and highly analytical
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Computer literate with knowledge of MS Excel, including formulas and pivot tables
  • Highly motivated, results oriented individual
  • Ability to travel in UK and oversees – hold full UK Driving License

HOW TO APPLY

For more information on the Category Buying Specialist role, please contact Emma Harvey or Rob Hulse at Intro Personnel on 01782 413307 or e-mail your current CV to [email protected]

Due to the expected high number of applicants for the Category Buying Specialist role, we regret that it may not be possible to respond to all unsuccessful candidates.

For a full list of Intro Personnel’s current vacancies, please visit the Intro Personnel website at Intropersonnel.co.uk and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.

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