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Category Procurement Manager – Indirect Services

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
Competitive Salary and Package
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

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Opportunity to join a business with great development prospects.

If you're an experience strategic sourcing procurement professional with strong experience spanning indirect spend this is a great opportunity. My client is a market leading FMCG business supplying into all of the major retailers both in the UK.

They have experienced significant top line and profit growth over the last few years and have a well-respected procurement team in place so it's a great opportunity to join this progressive, exciting organisation.

I'm looking for a strategic procurement professional to manage the Group spend across indirect services. Managing a team of three you will be responsible for all areas of indirect spend, spanning HR, Travel, Fleet, Utilities, MRO, and general services

Key responsibilities include:

  • Define, execute and implement sourcing strategies for indirect spend across the group, delivering best value in terms of quality, price, cost, service, innovation, and support
  • Work with other sites to assist in the preparation of tenders and implementation of plans for their categories
  • Work with varying stakeholders overcoming any quality service or other issues and ensuring no interruptions in day-to-day business
  • Prepare annual budgets for all categories. Continually seek commercial advantage throughout the company and help other budget holders achieve their targets

You will be educated to degree level and have substantial indirect procurement experience within a multi-site, FMCG business. A real influencer, you need evidence of exposure to categories across all areas of corporate spend with a strong track record of results and great people management skills. Your stakeholder management skills will be your key strength with the ability to work across multiple categories in a complex, fast-paced business. A true category management approach to procurement is essential. Experience within a fast-moving business is also essential.

To apply please send your CV through to me, Hannah, today.

REF. HLJ46955


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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