Category Buyer

Procurement & Contracts
Vacancy ID


Take full ownership for all commercial aspects of a defined sub-category of spend, including full category planning, execution and management. Leads companywide cross functional teams to set and meet value delivery targets, and will be expected to deliver significant amount of key senior stakeholder management influence.

  • Development of medium to long term category plans which define how client will enjoy sustainable value delivery (lower costs, mitigated risk, supply surety) through detailed understanding of business requirements, supply market dynamics, cost modelling and TCO impacts.
  • Delivery of the annual Procurement Value Plan through delivery of projects included in the category plan and support to business partner nominated projects to meet site needs. Provide appropriate challenge to the status quo setting new expectations for value delivery/service performance of suppliers.
  • Leadership of aspects of the ongoing development of functional capabilities to ensure value delivery is sustainable in the long term and functional effectiveness and efficiencies is improved on a continual basis.
  • Champion Procurement and work with Business Partners and senior leaders to identify and drive savings and performance improvement. Manage Business Partner Relationship to ensure needs are fully met and change management is efficient and effective. Assist Business Partners in identifying and selecting suppliers with the appropriate skills/competencies to supply.
  • Develop and plan supplier relationship and contract management to ensure suppliers meet their contractual obligations, and the value expected from a contract is fully delivered throughout the lifecycle.  Undertake supplier relationship and performance management to ensure service of suppliers meets contractual obligations.
  • Undertake commercial negotiations with relevant suppliers and liaise with stakeholders and legal to ensure favourable commercial terms which mitigate business risk. Negotiations will be for all operating and buying sites
  • Ensure accuracy of data and documentation recorded in key systems to enable compliance and adherence to policies as well as enable efficient P2P processing



We are now looking for an individual who can make a difference and add value to our existing Team. The following skills and experience will provide an indication of the types of Team Players we are looking for:

  • Degree (or equivalent) 
  • CIPS qualification (or equivalent)
  • 3~5 Years Senior Buyer equivalent experience
  • Experience in sourcing, negotiation, and management of spend categories 
  • A proven track record of working with senior stakeholders
  • Experience working across multiple sites


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