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

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Category Specialist Skills List in Purchasing

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Category Specialist role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Category Specialist job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 57% of Category Specialist job descriptions contained procurement as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

procurement
57%
category manager
38%
purchasing
29%
procurement manager
25%
buyer
25%
cips
22%
commercial lead
22%
contracts manager
22%
contract manager
22%
commercial manager
22%
commercial
22%
automotive
19%
procurement lead
19%
contract
19%
contracts
19%
contract lead
19%
sourcing manager
19%
dv cleared
16%
dv clearance
16%
developed vetted
16%
developed vetting
16%
sc cleared
16%
security check
16%
security clearance
16%
security cleared
16%
cleared to a high government standard
16%
dv check
16%
security vetting clearance
16%
sc level
16%
sc clearance
16%
dv strap
16%
category strategy
13%
aerospace
13%
active sc
13%
mcips
7%
saving
7%
strategy
7%
category management
7%
entertainment
7%
fm
7%
category
7%
buying
7%
supply chain
7%
marketing
7%
media
7%
global
7%
environmental services
7%
local government
7%
market analysis
7%
corporate services
7%
category specialist
7%
hr
7%
manufacturing
7%
senior procurement officer
7%
purchasing specialist
7%
procurement officer
7%
senior buyer
7%
commercial adviser
4%
buy
4%
commercial advisor
4%
commercial consultant
4%
commercial officer
4%
commercial practitioner
4%
commercial specialist
4%
contract specialist
4%
contracts specialist
4%
framework
4%
generalist
4%
nhs
4%
pcr2015
4%
tendering
4%
co
4%
supplier performance
4%
raw materials
4%
mrp
4%
consumables
4%
competitive tendering
4%
ict
4%
vendor relationships
4%
vendor management
4%
team management
4%
organizational
4%
office skills
4%
negotiations
4%
protein purchasing
4%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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