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Indirect Procurement Specialist - Blue Chip FMCG Conglomerate

Bramwith Consulting
GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum + 20% Discretionary Bonus + Generous Package
Closing date
16 May 2024

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

Job Details

Indirect Procurement Category Specialist - Blue Chip FMCG Conglomerate

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

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + 20% Discretionary Bonus + Generous Package

To apply, please contact Jack at

This £Multi-Billion, Blue-Chip firm leads the FMCG market. Since their establishment over 25 years ago they have become a household name, partnering with some of the best-known brands from across the UK. With an annual spend in excess of £250m, they have proved their commercial acumen, and are now keen to expand their established indirect procurement function, with the addition of an ambitious and driven Indirect Procurement Category Specialist.

A period of consistent growth in market share, makes this the perfect opportunity for a junior procurement professional to join a growing, established procurement function, and gain extensive exposure to the indirect procurement market. Such exposure will facilitate constant and consistent growth within the procurement function, with an ambitious and dedicated candidate able to progress quickly to senior category manager positions within 12-24 months.

Indirect Procurement Category Specialist responsibilities:

  • Play a pivotal role in all project sourcing within their indirect procurement sectors - including but not limited to Professional Services, HR, Facilities Management, and General Services. You will help with the development of category strategies to align their existing procurement function with the company's long-term growth and transformation plans.
  • Use you market insight to identify opportunities for commercial growth and cost reduction, presenting your ideas to pivotal stakeholders to collectively formulate a procurement plan.
  • 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 Specialist requirements:

  • Strong background and familiarity with the end-to-end procurement process. This would ideally have been acquired through working as a buyer or a similar position, within a retail or FMCG organisation.
  • Experience liaising with pivotal stakeholders, at senior level or higher, to understand the company's needs, and obtain support for your procurement plans.
  • Track record of supporting the reduction of costs within a procurement function
  • Full rights to work within the UK and 100% business fluency in English.

Candidates will ideally have studied to degree standard, and have obtained an 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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