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Procurement Category Development Manager

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
West London, London
£55000 - £65000 per annum + Plus Bonus & Benefits
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Opportunity to join a fast-paced, procurement organisation renowned for their innovative procurement solutions.

This is a leading, fast-paced procurement business providing innovative procurement services within the foodservice and hospitality sectors. This role reports into the Head of Retail and coming in as Category Development Manager you will manage a large spend area across the Bakery and Savoury Categories and set the strategy for your Category on behalf of a key clients looking for opportunities to increase and improve your area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop relationships with key suppliers that promote efficient ways of working with an innovative and strategic approach
  • Manage supplier relationships to ensure continuity of goods and services meet the quality, service, and price required
  • Full awareness of market trends identifying opportunities to develop ranges and excite their customers
  • Retention activities related to categories, suppliers, and products within assigned portfolios

You will need the following:

  • Strong Category procurement experience and ideally within the ambient/grocery food categories
  • Experience of complex supplier, distributor, and client management
  • Strong decision maker, with good commercial acumen who is comfortable working under pressure
  • Solid analytical skills, with an ability to manage and interpret data to make effective decisions
  • A collaborative team player that brings people together to deliver results
  • Strategic thinker who can demonstrate impact and influence across an organisation
  • A "Can Do" attitude to resolve issues and take learnings to drive ongoing Continuous Improvement

The role offers a couple of days a week working from home, but you should live within a reasonable commute of the office location

To apply please send your details through to me today.

REF. HLJ46830


Founded in 1990, Focus delivers excellent recruitment solutions in the changing world of the food and drink industry. We are proud of our talented team of knowledgeable recruitment specialists covering all functions and sectors offering a bespoke service for our clients.

We provide Permanent and Interim recruitment solutions across Manufacturing, Retail, Foodservice, Food Technology, Product Development, Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, HR, Sales & Marketing from Graduate to Board Level.

We’ve worked across the globe, recruiting for start-ups through to large international organisations. We have helped and made a real difference to a vast array of clients working collaboratively as they recruit the very best talent to support their strategies.

Our guiding principles and culture are built on 3 pillars:

  • An employee-owned business where we all thrive A business with a culture of pride, trust, kindness and wanting to be the BEST
  • An environment that embraces lifestyle goals offering balance, fun and an engaging place to work

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