Category Buyer

Category Buyer – Food Supply Business – Oxfordshire - £50K + Bonus

Role:                    Category Buyer

Location:            Oxfordshire

Salary:                 £50K + Bonus

My client is an exciting food supplier who have a fantastic reputation for supplying top quality tasty products to the UK’s leading restaurants.

They are currently seeking a Category Buyer to join their team.

The successful category buyer will be an important figure in the Seafood category by managing suppliers, developing relationships and building the portfolio to ensure that an efficient service can be provided to customers.

This is an important position for the business, and they are looking for Category Buyer candidates who are extremely passionate about food and building relationships and who will be ambitious to progress within the buying team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a competitive portfolio of products.
  • Take ownership of the end-to-end sourcing process.
  • Deal with suppliers on range development and commercial terms.
  • Working with sales teams to facilitate the company budgeted sales and margin targets.
  • Support inventory buying and stock control teams.
  • Produce accurate market information to support sales teams and inform customers.

The Successful Category Buyer Candidate:

  • Have proven buying experience within the food & beverage industry.
  • Have a strong category knowledge; previous Seafood category experience is ideal.
  • Strong negotiator and passionate about hospitality.
  • Be a self-starter who is passionate about food and building relationships.
  • Strong communicator who is approachable across all levels
  • Reliable and dedicated to exceeding expectations

If you are interested in having a chat about this role, please forward updated CVs to Mikey at COREcruitment /

Role:                    Category Buyer

Location:            Oxfordshire

Salary:                 £50K + Bonus

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