About the role
We are currently looking for a Category Buyer to join our client, an award-winning, high performing, academic institution based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
As a Category Buyer, you will be responsible for providing a professional, customer-focused and effective buying service for the assigned categories.
Facilitate the purchasing process from receipt of requirement to placement of the purchase order ensuring that all relevant approvals are in place
Provide operational support to the Category Manager with category specialist purchases and requests
Support the category manager in running the supplier relationship management process for their selected contracts
Contribute to the finance strategy, by organising, planning and prioritizing own work activities and the work of others where appropriate, to ensure short, medium and long term objectives are achieved
Develop and maintain a specialist knowledge and expertise of own area of responsibility, providing guidance to others as appropriate
Detailed understanding of procurement processes
Experience of delivering operational purchasing support
Experience in contract renewal process
Experience dealing with suppliers on a transactional level
Understanding of supplier relationship management processes
35 days annual leave + bank holidays
Excellent employer pension contributions
Learning and development opportunities
Nurseries and childcare discounts
If you are interested in this Category Buyer role, click 'apply now' and a member of our team will be in touch.