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Indirect Procurement Category Manager - Fortune 500 FMCG Firm

Bramwith Consulting
GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + 20% Discretionary Bonus + Generous Package
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Specialist Area
Procurement, Category management
Job Level
Consultancy, Retail
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member

Job Details

Indirect Procurement Category Manager - Fortune 500 FMCG Firm

Location: Berkshire (Hybrid: 2-3 days a week in office)

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 + 20% Discretionary Bonus + Generous Package

To apply, please contact Jack at

Following a consistent growth in market share this award-winning FMCG conglomerate is investing heavily into their indirect procurement function. With over £250m annual spend and working with some of the largest companies across the UK, they are continuing to push their market leading status towards best-in-class.

They are seeking an Indirect Category Manager with extensive knowledge of the indirect procurement market, to work with a number of cross-functional teams to protect their market leading status, whilst transforming their indirect procurement function in the name of sustainability and diversity.

As an Indirect Procurement Category Manager, you will:

  • Spearhead all project sourcing within their indirect sectors - including, but not limited to Professional Services, HR, Facilities Management, and General Services - ensuring alignment with the company's long-term growth and transformation strategy.
  • Research and analyse the commodities market to provide innovative insight, unlocking opportunities for cost reduction and growth, and liaise with the pivotal stakeholders to set out your plan for growth and commercial success.
  • Assist in the mentoring of a buyer, nurturing an environment which facilitates development and performance optimisation.
  • Deliver on a number of traditional procurement processes - including but not limited to managing tenders, contracts, and renewals, building relationships, and risk management.

Indirect Procurement Category Manager requirements:

  • Strong background and familiarity with the end-to-end procurement processes, specifically focused on category management and strategic sourcing. This will ideally have been acquired through working within a retail or FMCG organisation.
  • Experience leading a team, and mentoring buyers on how to streamline processes and increase performance.
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders at senior level or higher, and garner support for your procurement plans.
  • Proven track-record of excelling in reducing costs even in difficult markets.
  • Full rights to work within the UK and 100% business fluency in English.

Ideally candidates will have a strong academic background, having obtained a bachelor's degree in Business Management, Purchasing, Economics, Maths, Finance, Engineering, or in similar field, and have obtained a MCIPS/CIPS qualification, or be working towards it.

For more information, please e-mail through an up-to-date copy of your CV to Jack at

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Award-winning recruitment specialist with an exclusive global pool of procurement, operations and supply chain talent.

Working with a wide range of small start-ups through to large FTSE 100 businesses, Bramwith Consulting has established a reputation for excellence, delivery and market knowledge.

Our expert consultants, work on both contingency and retained search mandates with clients, advising and assisting them in hiring niche Procurement staff. Our experienced recruiters have proven track records establishing and developing relationships with clients and candidates alike, allowing us to provide the highest calibre of candidates and job opportunities.

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