Langley Search & Interim

Category Manager Direct Spend

Location
Home base role with occasional UK travel
Salary
Pro rate salary in the region of £35 - £50k per annun
Posted
18 Mar 2021
Closes
18 Apr 2021
Ref
TB/7694
Job Level
Buyer, Manager, Specialist
Hours
Full Time

Langley Search & Interim is seeking multiple Category Buyers to manage Direct spend for a large FMCG Food manufacturing client to be based within the Group Procurement function.

These roles are initially to be offered for a period of 8 months on a fixed term contract basis. Based remotely, you will be home based with occasional UK based travel required to manufacturing sites.

You will manage direct procurement across a category within Packaging / Food / Ingredients and be involved within multiple sites across the Group.

Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated and you will be able to provide evidence of the success that you deliver.  Procurement is well established internally and there is a huge opportunity to deliver value for money (above and beyond just savings) including supporting innovation and risk management.  Key to success will be your ability to build strong relationships across multiple sites and functional areas with credibility - building strong relationships with the supply base (and customers) will also be essential.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Negotiate contract terms with the supplier base

Credibly manage, demonstrate and deliver against category source plans including packaging/food/ingredients areas.  A knowledge of the supply base in these areas may be beneficial.  

A good communicator – able to influence and work remotely with key stakeholders at all levels.

Support the procurement function and broader business to make informed and market leading decisions within the categories to become a key supply partner and gain competitive advantage

Develop and improve ethical and responsible sourcing to align environmental, price and quality factors into a best practice sourcing model

Partner with suppliers to build collaborative and integrated joint strategies and processes

Identify supply risks and threats, build contingency plans to meet rapidly changing customer demands and minimise supply risk

About you:

Ideally you will have CIPS or be studying for this qualification and be of graduate calibre

(You must be able to travel across the UK)

Strong FMCG / Food Procurement Direct spend experience within packaging or ingredients categories

Able to start work immediately or at short notice

Happy to accept and commit to an 8 month Fixed Term contract based assignment

Whats on offer:

An 8 month fixed term contract

Pro rata salary in the region of £35,000 to £50,000 per annum

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to toby.beech@langleysearch.com quoting TB/7694

Langley Search & Interim (langleysearch.com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.