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, 63% of Category Buyer job descriptions contained purchasing as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

purchasing
63%
procurement
57%
buyer
41%
sourcing
25%
buying
25%
supply chain
19%
contracts
19%
category
19%
category buyer
16%
category manager
16%
cips
16%
automotive buyer
13%
wfh
13%
warrington
13%
remote
13%
north west
13%
liverpool
13%
manufacturing buyer
13%
birchwood
13%
engineering buyer
13%
cheshire
10%
manchester
10%
management
10%
merseyside
10%
logistics
10%
sap
10%
senior buyer
10%
manager
10%
po
7%
supplier relationship
7%
food manufacturing
7%
stakeholder relationship
7%
stock availability
7%
supplier performance
7%
nec4
7%
nec3
7%
garments
7%
apparel
7%
analysis
7%
frozen food
7%
indirect buyer
7%
capex
7%
hybrid
7%
senior purchasing
7%
negotiation
7%
microsoft excel
4%
cost management
4%
contract management
4%
commercial lead
4%
sap erp
4%
purchase orders
4%
administrative support
4%
ariba
4%
pcr2015
4%
supplier development
4%
budget
4%
commodities
4%
continuous improvement
4%
contract negotiation
4%
cost reduction
4%
inventory management
4%
defence
4%
category plans
4%
directs
4%
frameworks
4%
haulage
4%
hybrid working
4%
jct
4%
manufacturing
4%
asset management
4%
wigan
4%
category management
4%
distribution
4%
property management
4%
real estate
4%
transport
4%
warehousing
4%
fm
4%
indirect procurement
4%
site services
4%
ppe
4%
project
4%
capital
4%
planned works
4%
clothing
4%
purchase
4%
purchaser
4%
commodity buyer
4%
housing
4%
mcip
4%
nec
4%
nec 4
4%
strategy
4%
public sector
4%
engineering
4%
procurement contracts
4%
customer service
4%
general administration
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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