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Category Buyer -- Foodservice - Hybrid - 12mth FTC

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
Surrey / West Yorkshire, Homeworking
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Closing date
21 Oct 2022

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12 month full time contract for maternity cover for an experienced Category Buyer to join a fast-paced food procurement business who provide innovative and unique procurement solutions.

As Category Buyer reporting into the Category Lead, this 12 month full time contract will involve you joining a fast-paced procurement business who provide innovative and unique procurement solutions.

This business places its people, their development and their success at the forefront of everything that they do. It's an exciting time to join them on their journey to become the number one procurement company in the UK.

Within their Category Team you'll manage the entire end to end procurement process for your category. Managing all supplier relationships whilst engaging and supporting a wide range of stakeholders and ultimately executing the best sourcing procurement processes in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Day to day you'll be managing all stages of the procurement framework from strategy to creation along with running tender processes and new launches. You'll be building and implementing market leading and innovative category strategies whilst optimising buying power across all markets by using analysis, building insight and market knowledge. You'll also deliver growth through engagement and performance management.

To be considered for this role you'll need;

    • Procurement experience
    • Previous experience of creating sourcing strategies
    • Experience of running tendering activities end to end
    • Ability to work with Cognos, OEC, Jaggaer, PRDB
    • Understanding of OJEU sourcing and the PCR15 regulations
    • Be comfortable working in a pressurised, deadline driven environment

If you are passionate about results and delivery then click apply to send over your CV or get in touch with myself (Neal) for details.

Ref NAH46437


Focus Management Consultants (FMCL) commands a premier position in the Food and Drink industry. Established in 1990 in the recruitment sector, it comprises eight specialist divisions each offering a bespoke, confidential and targeted response to client needs and offering candidates a route through to the leading employers in the food and drink industry.  It works in partnership with a number of key food and drink manufacturers, retailers and foodservice businesses in the UK and on the global stage.  

Providing solutions across Manufacturing, Retail, Foodservice, Food Technology, Product Development, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Engineering, HR, Sales and Marketing from Graduate to Board level.

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