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Procurement Category Leader, Food, UK Wide

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Flexible working
Closing date
19 May 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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A great opportunity to move into the Consultancy arena working with some market-leading, blue chip companies in an environment that rewards success.

As a Category Leader you'll be working across multiple sectors and a diverse range of indirect spend areas. This is a fast-paced role, and you will be familiar in successfully managing and influencing senior clients and/or stakeholders with strong experience of savings delivery within a high spend environment.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Interact with key stakeholders and analyse data to create category management approaches
  • Advise and agree with clients on the procurement strategy for high spend categories
  • Deliver measurable savings through hands on category management including undertaking tenders, negotiations, and auctions on behalf of clients
  • Provide the enquiry, insight, and creative thought needed to deliver a step change in supply chain performance
  • Influence stakeholders (clients and suppliers) to secure agreement to proposed solutions
  • Use of leading-edge tools and processes and creative thinking to design solutions which deliver rapid cost savings and improvements in performance
  • Sourcing suppliers from the UK and Worldwide to meet clients' needs
  • Interact with key stakeholders and analyse data to create category management approaches that deliver against both client needs and expectations
  • Deliver projects within agreed timescales

You will be degree educated with fantastic blue-chip experience. It's imperative that you have great negotiation skills with a natural persuasion. We want people with a truely positive and proactive attitude, who take genuine enjoyment of networking and meeting new people.

In return, we offer an abundance of practical, hands-on experience. A chance to make a real impact with both our clients and the business itself and to be noticed and rewarded for the great work you do. To really excel your career either into category specialism or client management, send your CV through to me today.

REF. HLJ896247


Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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