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Food Category Manager @ Prestigious Blue Chip FMCG

Bramwith Consulting
GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 27 Days Annual Leave
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Job Details

Food Category Manager @ Prestigious Blue Chip £Multi-Billion FMCG | Hybrid 2x Office Days - Surrey, London, Berkshire, Hampshire | Package £55K + 20% Bonus + 27 Days Annual Leave

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Oskar @

Due to consistent growth and expansion an unique direct procurement opportunity has emerged to join one of the most the largest and most prestigious £Multi-Billion blue chip FMCG firms on the planet. They seek a Food Category Manager to develop and execute procurement strategies taking responsibility for a diverse of Food strategic sourcing projects and tenders to deliver value add, cost savings, mitigate supply chain risk and delivery for all clientele.

This Category Manager role is career transforming providing ample opportunities for career progression by opening the doors to an extensive network of globally recognised food suppliers and a dynamic, collaborative fast moving consumer goods environment. If you are an ambitious Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category / Sourcing or Procurement Manager with tangible experience procuring Food & Beverages, joining this world-class & multi-award-winning procurement function could be an exciting and logical next career move for you.

The firm offer flexible hybrid working arrangements (2 office days based in Surrey) and a package of c. 45 - £55k (DOA) + 10 - 20% Bonus (company & personal performance related), as well as a matched 6% pension and 27 days of annual leave.


  • Develop and nurture relationships with internal and external stakeholders, as well as key clients to collaborate and deliver cost savings on food related spend.
  • Create sourcing strategies and identify market opportunities to ensure the company's operations / output remains market leading.
  • Develop and implement strategies prior to upcoming projects, contract expiry and premediate market changes which will commercially effect the firm.
  • Mentor / Performance monitor buyers to ensure sourcing strategies and tender outcomes are maximizing commercial success and value.
  • Assess and mitigate commodity risk, monitor market trends and devise strategies with the supply base to reduce issues moving forward.
  • Adhere to sustainable sourcing practices and contract & framework compliance.

Required Experience:

  • Strong end to end procurement experience within Food & Beverages or FMCG.
  • Demonstrable experience focused on strategic sourcing or category management.
  • Strong commercial acumen & negotiation skills, strong communicator and the ability to engage and influence senior stakeholders / suppliers to influence buy in.
  • Ability to achieve cost savings against volatile / changing market conditions (food / commodities)
  • Procurement experience on strategic level and demonstratable experience of running tenders.

If you are enticed by acquiring greater category responsibility and exposure to a broad, lucrative & fast-moving product range within an iconic food & beverage firm please submit your CV to please contact Oskar -

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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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