Procurement Category Manager - Hot & Branded Beverages

GBP55000 - GBP60000 per annum +
01 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2021
George Beale
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Category Manager - Hot & Branded Beverages - Leading Global FTSE100 Food Service Business - London + flex working - £55-60k + bonus

This global food service firm, renowned for supporting and delivering service to some of the largest brands and organisations globally, is looking to bring onboard a strategically minded procurement category manager to lead across their £70M Hot Beverage spend and shape the overall direction of this range.

This organisation prides itself on their 'openness', 'bespoke' streamlines to every process and their 'proactive' approach to their work. This is without a doubt one of the leading procurement functions in the market, offering a wide range of services and boasting some of the best procurement professionals to offer, allowing them to win a number of industry awards over the past few years.

If you're interested in joining a truly leading team with some of the most innovative approaches and highly reputable relationships, please apply you won't regret it.

Procurement Manager position overview:

  • Overall accountability for the management of a key category within hot beverages division of circa £90-100M spend reporting to a category lead
  • Play a key role in the development of partnerships with suppliers, optimising these relationships to drive growth and deliver strong retail ranges to customers
  • Work closely with the category lead and head of division to deliver strategies for the growth of new products and identify opportunities for category development
  • Take advantage of this firms growth prospects, learning opportunities and support from senior staff to take the next step into a category leadership role

Procurement experience required:

  • A number of years within a procurement management position, with proven experience of managing a complex category of £40M plus
  • Experience of working within food or ingredients related categories, for example: fresh produce, meat and poultry would be ideal
  • Able to deliver robust category strategies whilst deliver to savings targets for suppliers
  • Degree level education or equivalent is a must, MCIPS / CIPS is preferred however not essential

Keywords: procurement, purchasing, direct procurement, strategic procurement, end-to-end procurement, category management, food and beverage, beverages, London, CIPS, food, food service

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