Procurement Category Manager

CPA Recruitment
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
£65k-£72k per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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A niche vacancy has become available for our international client for a Procurement Category Manager specialising in cereals. 
Job Role
You will lead the global strategic raw material portfolio for the Cereals category for the 33 factories for our client. A total category spend of £45mil+ across 35 group suppliers and support the regions and regional colleagues.

•    Negotiation of contracts and their deployment 
•    De-risk the practices 
•    Define the procurement strategies for each of the sub-categories
•    Make their ingredients more sustainable
•    Lead and coordinate the transformation of procurement practices in the regions
•    Report the performance of the changes vs the target at group level
•    Actively look for innovations in your perimeter and screen the market
•    Market intelligence with a Monthly market analysis report production and the standard price update guidance 
•    Budget set up and standard price guidance
•    Supplier Relationship Management including field work presence in sourcing origin
•    Defining with Quality, R&D the group Sourcing strategy

Personal Profile
•    Basic financial metrics practice 
•    Entrepreneurial spirit, hands-on, action oriented and flexible approach
•    Strong analytical skills, excellent communicator and diplomatic
•    Well organised, design strategic and tactical structures and processes and you know how to translate them to management level
•    Negotiation, Strategic sourcing, INCOTERM, Tariff code
•    Ability to organise work with autonomy and to work under tight schedule 
•    Change management 
•    Ability to manage transversal project with multi-site implications along with matrix organisation
•    Ability to represent the group image towards suppliers
•    Customer centric mindset.

Ref Code: FMW40481

To apply or for more information, please e-mail in strict confidence, with an updated CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of Jon Hemming-Nash to

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE

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