Category Buyer

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Salary: £37,000 - £40,000 pa + benefits
Reference: GH / 1789
Type: Permanent
Sector: Purchasing, Professional & Technical Support
Deadline: 21/08/2021

The company

Brewster Partners are delighted to be working exclusively with a Worksop based business to recruit a Category Buyer. The role will provide procurement support for a high spending business unit that hasn't received much focus so there is a lot of opportunity to make cost savings. 

The job

  • Analysing previous spend in the category identifying opportunity for saving.
  • Identifying areas that would benefit from supplier agreements. 
  • Full tender process with potential suppliers. 
  • Product/Service negotiation with suppliers, including use of online negotiation tools.
  • Supplier management.
  • Assess, lead and implement ways to increase overall process efficiency.
  • Work on jointly prioritised commercial projects with the business unit to drive cost savings, efficiency's and procurement/contract compliance.
  • Supporting and challenging stakeholders on procurement process and opportunities.
  • Develop and own the business unit’s procurement category plan
  • Market engagement and sourcing through to supplier management to drive commercial projects.
  • Be a point of escalation for the team on issues/queries relating to categorised contracts.
  • Review and monitor non-compliance within the companies contractual agreements

The person

  •  You must have strong communication and negotiation skills, with a strong understanding of procurement/sourcing processes and operations.
  • 3 + year buyer experience essential
  • CIPS level 4 +
  • Experience of working in a busy Procurement role.
  • You must have the confidence to make sound recommendations to the client and must be fully experienced with running a tender.
  • Stakeholder management - includes internal stakeholders and supplier relationship management

The benefits

  • 25 days plus stats
  • Remote working 
  • Opportunity to develop 
  • CIPS training (level 5 plus) 
  • Free parking 


Gemma Hutchinson
Client Director
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group


To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to quoting "Vacancy: Category Buyer, Reference: GH / 1789". Thank you for your interest.