Sterling Cross Trading LLP


Category Buyer

£21,000 to £40,000 doe

Ashford, Kent

Permanent Mon – Fri.

Westin Par Recruitment Experts is looking for a Category Buyer to work for our innovative, dynamic and forward-thinking client, a design, manufacture and fit market leader in balcony and balustrade systems.

This is a new role created due to expansion and can be either a junior or more senior appointment.

As a Category Buyer you will be sourcing metal and associated items for a variety of bespoke projects

You will be mainly working to agreed terms with suppliers, but there will be times when you need to source new materials.

For this role experience of working as a buyer within the Construction or Fabrication Industry would be beneficial, however not essential due to first-class training being provided.


Responsibilities of the Category Buyer 

• Ensure price, quality, lead times and traceability throughout the procurement process
• Identify and implementing procedures to reduce spend/ achieve cost savings
• Manage distribution of materials to projects
• Supplier negotiation to ensure most competitive price always achieved
• Establish strong relationships with site managers, suppliers and the wider team.

Experience Required for the Category Buyer

• Excellent communication skills to help negotiations and ensure that expectations are clear
• Relationship building and networking skills
• Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Excel
• Excellent attention to detail
• Personable with a confident manner
• Be able to be quick thinking with a flexible attitude to the role

On offer to you

  • Working for an innovative, forward-thinking business who care for their staff providing opportunities for progression and on-going training and development.
  • Good starting salary
  • Profitability bonuses
  • State of the art offices and equipment
  • Company events and social activities

Please contact Jane Deadman 01304 200329 or for further details

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