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Category Purchasing Managers, Food & Non-Food / Indirects

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
Berkshire, Homeworking
c. £45,000 Plus Car, Bonus and Benefits
Closing date
27 Oct 2022

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Full Time
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Great opportunities to join a growing procurement function in an innovative food business.

My client is a leading player in its sector working with some of the UK's leading brands and organisations, supplying a premium service and innovative products. Due to growth, they are now looking at increasing their successful procurement team across both the food and non-food categories.

Joining as a Category Purchasing Manager, you'll be working across a diverse range of either food, non-consumables or indirect spend areas. These are fast-paced roles, and you will be familiar in successfully managing and influencing senior 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 that deliver against both business needs and expectation
  • Identify and deliver cost savings opportunities across the group of companies
  • Drive and implement best practice procurement processes and improve operational stakeholder engagement
  • Advise and agree with senior level stakeholders on the procurement strategy for high spend categories
  • Deliver measurable savings through hands-on category management including undertaking tenders, negotiations, and auctions
  • Use of leading-edge tools, 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 business needs
  • Deliver projects within agreed timescales

You will be degree educated with fantastic blue-chip experience across either food buying or indirect services procurement. It's imperative that you have great negotiation skills with a natural persuasion. Our client wants people with a true positive and proactive attitude, who take genuine enjoyment of networking and meeting new people.

In return they offer an abundance of practical, hands-on experience. A chance to make a real impact with the business itself and to be noticed and rewarded for the great work you do.

To really excel your career, send your CV through to me today.

REF. HLJ46529


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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