Category Manager

£50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: + bonus + benefits
08 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Jon Oley
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Job Type: Category Manager                                                            
Salary: £50-55,000 plus excellent benefits
Location: London
Sector/Industry: FMCG - Food

Are you a talented and ambitious Buyer/Senior Buyer? Do you have experience buying fresh and frozen produce? Do you have experience working in the convenience channel? If that’s you then read on for more information on this excellent opportunity!
  • You’ll be working for an industry leading organisation that continues to grow;
  • You’d be given the opportunity to work in an ambitious, driven and autonomous environment;
  • You’ll enjoy great career development and progression opportunities.
Based in London, this business is an industry-leading organisation entering an exciting time in their development. The business is a very established & recognised name with a deservedly excellent reputation as an employer!
As a Category Manager you will be responsible for sourcing fresh and frozen produce; you’ll develop procurement category strategies and will oversee a total spend of £30 million+.
Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and deliver the range plans;
  • Ensure the category and sub-category budgets contribute their agreed levels;
  • Develop and manage, in conjunction with other team members, markdown strategies and plans;
  • Build supplier relationships and collaboration opportunities.
Successful candidates will have:
  • Experience buying fresh and/or frozen produce;
  • Experience working in the retail or wholesale channel;
  • A proven track record of delivering strong procurement interventions including supplier identification/selection, evaluation and management;
  • Commercial mind-set.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to utilise their sourcing/buying experience and apply it on a larger scale; you’ll be given the opportunity to really put your mark on the function and see the results of your hard work. If you’re that person and have been excited by what you’ve read, please don’t hesitate to apply.
To apply directly please send a copy of your CV and cover letter through to Jon at The Advocate Group or alternatively please apply via the link below.
Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role.
Please note The Advocate Group is acting as an employment agency & business.

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