Category Buyer - Food

07 Mar 2019
07 Apr 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Organisation

A leading FMCG business seeking to expand their procurement team


The Role

Management of a 50m + spend

End-to-end procurement management

Continuously improving and defining category strategy

Negotiate on new and existing contracts, to drive down costs to the company

Implement SLA's into contracts to ensure service delivery is at optimum level - required to have a full strategic approach

Influence key stakeholders in the business to define new and effective procurement strategies

Bring previous expertise of improving processes of any current policies

Identify new potential suppliers and cost saving opportunities by using market knowledge


The Candidate

You will be a category manager/buyer coming from a Retail or FMCG background seeking your next career step.

You will hold proven procurement experience within Food (Chilled, Ambient, Fresh, Frozen etc)

Highly commercial and results driven

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

Degree / MCIPS qualification desirable, though not essential

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