Procurement Category Manager (Food Spend)

GBP38000 - GBP40000 per annum +
28 Jun 2021
28 Jul 2021
Sophie Cole
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Senior Buyer (Food and Bev) - £40-42K - London

This leading food and Beverage company is looking to onboard a experienced senior buyer in their innovative procurement team. They are looking for an individual who can deliver category buying expertise across the supply base and deliver innovative and adaptive solutions for customers. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking to join a renowned food and beverage company and gain exposure to huge suppliers and learn from the best in the business.

The key responsibilities:

  • You will need to have 5+ years of experience in managing multiple categories and have good knowledge in buying and negotiating contracts with suppliers within the food industry
  • Work with the category managers on developing strategies working with category managers to improve operational efficiency
  • Ensure the continuous supply of materials and goods maintaining good relationships and communication with suppliers to minimize risk and impact on the company
  • Advise and work collaboratively with stakeholders on current and potential initiatives advising of change and impact
  • Lead meetings and reviews updating the team with current issues or concerns especially in terms of risk prevention and meeting company demands

Person Specification:

  • Degree educated - well versed with numerical skills and computer tech skills
  • Significant experience within the food industry and buying
  • Knowledge of respective health and safety requirements, including Food Safety, Food Quality and Customer Audit Compliance
  • Desirable:
    • CIPS
    • Second language
    • Supplier contract and negotiating experience

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

Key Words: Procurement, Purchasing direct Procurement, Stakeholder management, strategic sourcing, FMCG, FTSE, London, Degree, CIPS, Progression, Development, Management, Teamwork, Technology, C-Suite, Professional Services, Category Ownership

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