Regional Category Lead - Co-Manufacturing

GBP80000 - GBP85000 per annum + Package
03 May 2022
02 Jun 2022
Tabitha Holdsworth
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Contract Type
Full Time

Role: Regional Category Lead - Manufacturing
Firm: European Leading Food Manufacturer
Location: London
Salary: £80,000 + Package

This European leading food manufacturer are looking for a Regional Category Lead - this role will be based in London but you will be working across Europe. You will be managing a spend of £50M+ of annual co-manufacturing and co-packing commercial spend.

Main Role Responsibilities: -

  • Manage a £50M+ spend for co-manufacturing and co-packing. Become a leader within the UK & Europe leadership team, looking after key portfolios and major commercial vendor relationships.
  • The role will be integral to the organizations new product development and business innovation plans.
  • Look after, and manage a team of procurement professionals who will work alongside you on sourcing strategies.
  • Develop and manage a high performing portfolio of suppliers who are capable in terms of cost, quality, service and innovation.
  • Bring market expertise into the role specially on competitor activity, emerging markets, upcoming technology for supply chain usage.

Key Requirements and Responsibilities: -

  • Procurement category experience within a FMCG, food/beverage or manufacturing background.
  • Previously been a managing partner at a variety of levels and with proven success in leading teams.
  • Delivery in category management, partner management and project management.
  • Purpose lead traits with a passion for leadership, partnership, and transformation.

If you would like to hear more on this role then please reach out to Tabitha at or apply via this domain.

Key words: procurement, category lead, category management, procurement projects, FMCG, food and beverage, leadership, procurement manufacturing, regional procurement, London, Greater London, procurement operations, category spend.

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