Category Manager - Food and Beverages - Birmingham

GBP30000 - GBP50000 per annum +
28 Oct 2020
27 Nov 2020
Molly Nelson
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager- Leading Food & Beverages firm- £30-50K- Birmingham

This rapidly expanding Food & Beverages firm seeks a high-achieving procurement professional to join their team and support the food procurement function, based in Birmingham. This could be a fantastic career move for a procurement professional, experienced in the food or FMCG industry, who is keen on being part of one of the largest suppliers in their market, who has a growing presence on a global scale.

In this position, you will be directly involved with expanding a procurement team which will double in size by the end of the year. The position is based in London and offers a salary of £30-50K, amongst many other benefits. As this firm is fast growing, now is an extremely exciting time to join, with huge opportunities for career progression in the next 12-18 months.

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for:

  • Implementing strategies in direct food procurement, based on understanding business needs, and collaborating with stakeholders to deliver cost reduction and optimize business functions
  • Contributing to the formation of a new procurement team within the firm, with a willingness to engage with the whole procurement function
  • Successfully connecting with internal and external stakeholders, including global food suppliers, to embed the best practices and create the most effective, long-lasting relationships
  • Transforming the supply process through negotiating and developing strong supplier relationships

Procurement Manager - Required Background

  • Impressive Procurement, Strategic Sourcing and Negotiation track record, with a CV clearly demonstrating personal achievements and experience in food categories
  • A good understanding of purchasing food products such as lentils, beans and nuts, with a willingness to learn and keep up to date with market trends
  • Experience within food or FMCG-related industries
  • A degree education and CIPS (or equivalent qualifications), is desirable but not essential

If you are interested in applying to this exciting position, please apply directly through this website of send your cv to Molly at

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