Category Buyer. In this position you will be responsible for assisting in the planning and delivery of budgeted sales and margin for a key category. Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities: • Develop & maintain strategic relationships with suppliers, supporting the development and implementation of the commercial supplier strategy. • Manage the cost price, ensuring all data is accurate, negotiation / tendering of cost improvements and promotions. • Work with the Category Manger to develop short and long-term plans for your categories. • Working cross-functionally to ensure the business KPI’s are met. • Keep up to date on market trends, develop strategies to capitalise on those trends. • Manage the range assortment to ensure the product offering is ahead of the market and competitive always. • Supporting events and exhibitions, attending tradeshows. • Ensure clear communication and smooth implementation on all range assortment changes in your area. • Assist in the production of weekly and monthly reports. • Assist the Category Manager with a broad range of tasks. • Actively progress joint sourcing projects. Interested applicants should have: • Ideally a third-Level Degree in a Business / Procurement / Food related discipline. • At least 3 years’ experience in a procurement function managing supplier negotiations. • High level of commercial expertise. • Demonstrated track record of applying financial, commercial or procurement skills to a range of business-related objectives, such as delivering cost savings or enhancing the quality of services provided to businesses. • MS Office Proficient – minimum of intermediate Excel, Word and PowerPoint. • The role may involve both travel within Ireland and UK, and some international travel, so a degree of flexibility is required.
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