Category Buyer Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Purchasing

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Category Buyer Skills List in Purchasing

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Category Buyer role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Category Buyer job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 80% of Category Buyer job descriptions contained procurement as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

procurement
80%
purchasing
54%
buyer
50%
category
24%
sap
20%
cips
20%
supply chain
17%
category manager
17%
supplier performance
17%
category strategy
14%
automotive
14%
aerospace
14%
buying
14%
negotiation
14%
food manufacturing
14%
frozen food
14%
management
10%
strategy
10%
sourcing
10%
supplier
10%
contracts
7%
negotiating
7%
pricing strategy
7%
purchasing processes
7%
strategic sourcing
7%
tender
7%
budget
7%
commodities
7%
continuous improvement
7%
contract negotiation
7%
inventory management
7%
manufacturing
7%
engineering
7%
relationship
7%
ict
7%
fm
7%
cost reduction
7%
category buyer
7%
pcr2015
7%
automotive buyer
7%
engineering buyer
7%
manufacturing buyer
7%
senior buyer
7%
contract management
7%
cost management
7%
supplier development
7%
category plans
7%
frameworks
7%
jct
7%
nec4
7%
fmcg
7%
nec3
7%
procurement manager
4%
remote
4%
senior
4%
raw materials
4%
tech
4%
warrington
4%
wfh
4%
critical path
4%
homewares
4%
pricing
4%
purchase orders
4%
stock management
4%
supplier management
4%
wholesale purchasing
4%
competitive tendering
4%
mrp
4%
consumables
4%
indirects/services
4%
logistics
4%
hybrid working
4%
haulage
4%
analysis
4%
facilities
4%
facilities management
4%
hr
4%
power bi
4%
northwest
4%
senior purchasing
4%
birchwood
4%
bonus
4%
commercial
4%
hybrid
4%
indirect
4%
manager
4%

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