Buyer/Category Manager

Expiring today

Recruiter
SF Group Ltd
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
Market related
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
18 Aug 2017
Job Type
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
We are currently recruiting for a Buyer based in Warwickshire.

Job Function:

- To select and develop suppliers and implement category management ensuring that cost savings are maximised, high quality maintained and service improved

Key Responsibilities:

- Achieve individual, team and Company Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)
- Negotiate best terms with suppliers and increase supplier contributions to the business
- Account manage key suppliers, improving supplier's performance
- To actively source new suppliers and products stimulating sales growth
- Supply new product information/samples for training purposes
- Ensure new product information is passed to all relevant business channels
- Follow new/existing products through their life cycle and suggest actions
- Raise and place replenishment orders with approved suppliers, ensuring continuity of stock levels within minimum/maximum levels
- Review re-order parameters whenever necessary
- Keep stock valuation within agreed targets
- Maintain and update supplier and product details on Microsoft Navision
- Monitor slow moving stock and implement procedures to reduce SLOB value
- Deal with invoicing queries
- Liaise with internal customers promptly
- Process special purchase orders
- Keep the Trading Manager fully informed of any current/impending problems
- Ensure new product information is passed to all relevant business channels
- Follow new/existing products through their life cycle and suggest actions
- In the absence of any Trading team member, cover their priority tasks
- Undertake any other duties, within reason, as defined by the Trading Manager
- Maintain 'good housekeeping' standards, ensuring tidiness, safety and good working practices are adhered to, in order to meet statutory health and safety requirements

Candidate:

- Category inventory valuation
- Category growth (GBP)
- ROCE
- Out of stocks
- Margin protection
- SLOB levels
- Supplier contributions
- Ideally you will be Degree educated and either CIPS qualified or studying towards