Senior Category Buyer

  • Location
    Wareham, Dorset
  • Salary
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Buyer / Puchasing
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

Adecco Poole and Bournemouth are delighted to be assisting one of our local clients in their search for a Senior Category Buyer.

This role is a contract role for 6 months.

The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the departments approach to managing and delivering successful regional procurement in identified key sub-categories. This will include complex/high value procurements which will involve the full engagement of key stakeholders and building effective and productive relationships with specific suppliers, as well as leading a procurement team. The role will focus on four key areas, development and management, category strategy, category sourcing and category management.


  • Maintain and monitor contract performance

  • Actively engage regional and national groups for specific categories of spend

  • Mange one or more category buyers

  • Negotiate and implement contracts

  • Asses and select tenders for work, goods and services

  • Prepare strategic position papers and briefings

  • Contribute to the effective financial control of the business

  • Evaluate information to support action

  • Prepare and deliver presentations

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous negotiating experience desirable

  • Ability to analyse and interpret data

  • Proven planning and organisational skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Strong IT Skills


£17.94 p/h

What Next

If you are the candidate we are looking for or are interested to discuss this role or other live vacancies, please do not hesitate to call Tom on 01202 202810 or email

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Please apply with your CV to: Thomas Jacques