Junior Category Buyer

Date: 15 avr. 2024

Emplacement: WOLKA KOSOWSKA, MZ, PL, 05-552

Entreprise: McCormick & Company


  Category Buyer

  Łódź or Stefanowo, Poland






  • Work within the Systems of High Performance (Goal Setting, Performance Management, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Training & Development, Information Systems, Rewards & Recognition) to ensure maximum benefits for the resources expended. Conducts Supplier Performance and Supplier Relationship by assuring vendor compliance in terms of delivery and quality. Participates in supplier reviews.
  • Manage existing supplier relationships, cultivate new supplier relationships.  Manages contracts and pricing agreements w/suppliers. Participates in planning and forecasting process and establishing standard costs. Interact with Business leadership to specify the precise product standards. Optimizes buying power and CBAs (current best approaches) by working collaboratively with Buyers from other McCormick divisions.
  • Builds and deliveres cost improvement through effective category strategies, under the direction and leadership of the Manager. Leads and assists in continuous improvements projects focused on reducing costs and improving efficiencies
  • Serve as a liaison for packaging team providing market intelligence and insights to support packaging category strategies, should cost, and horizon scanning.





  • BA/BS in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting, or applicable field of study required
  • 3+ years in Purchasing/Supply Chain environment FMCG preferred with appropriate business experience in Procurement/Logistics, Information Technology, and/or Materials Management.
  • Fluent English
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PC software, especially SAP, Excel, Word, and Lotus Notes.
  • Strong contractual / negotiation and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has broad knowledge of Sourcing process and has developed an expertise in one or more categories of responsibility. Is expected to independently research other options, develop project plan/proposals and initiate discussions with supervisor to gain approvals.
  • Has proven effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Has demonstrated effective negotiation skills w/some direction or oversight provided.