Category Buyer

Category Buyer

(Permanent – Dublin)


As a Category Buyer your responsibility will be to support the Category Manager by buying packaging and ingredients in a fast paced and high volume Food Industry based in Dublin.



  • Negotiating the prices of products and investigating new opportunities to ensure the lowest cost and best value solutions to the business.
  • Lead the development of the strategic sourcing plans for the category and subcategories which take into account both demand and supply-side considerations.
  • Maintaining the supplier and pricing database updated and accurate at all times, analyse and evaluate stock cover using the ERP system and arrange contract renewals when necessary.
  • Ensuring all suppliers are aware of any documentation and delivery processes within the company, including any customs clearance requirements.
  • Act as a key point of contact for the category or sub-categories for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead procurement initiatives with accountability to deliver savings and financial objectives in line with commitments agreed with internal stakeholders.
  • Build robust, realistic and accurate budget and forecasts for the category under direction from the Procurement Management.
  • Manage the risk associated with the category spend, deploying analytical tools and financial instruments to assess risk, recommend action, manage market volatility and optimize cost.
  • Add value by identifying and executing activities to achieve total cost of ownership savings. 
  • Track category performance, risks and opportunities vs plan and make recommendations to the business.


  • 1-2 years’ experience in a Direct Procurement / Buyer role within a FMCG company is a MUST
  • 3rd Level Degree or Diploma in Business, Supply Chain or related subject
  • Working experience with SAP + Microsoft Office Excel (advanced level)
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and influencing skills



The next step for you:

Should this position be of interest to you please forward your CV to Renata Kormann from Next Generation Recruitment or alternatively call on the main line on +353 1 6629120. 

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