Role details

Category Manager (Procurement)

Middlesex   •   £50,000 - £60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Leading contract catering business require a Category Manager
  • Food or Beverage purchasing is necessary

About Our Client

Our client are one of the worlds leading contract catering businesses. Following a global restructure they now require a Category Manager for food to help develop the procurement strategy as part of their new business plan.

Job Description

The role:

  • Define & manage Procurement in a total cost management approach for the product groups across all brands for the EMEA region, managing a spend of up to £40million
  • Define & deliver the regional procurement category strategy including sourcing activities which generate benefits and achieve financial savings targets through insight and analysis of the category and sub category areas.
  • Strategic options & objective decision making
  • Identification of internal and external cost drivers in the categories
  • Understands all cost drivers and key providers within all markets to define best solution for the business and its customers
  • Negotiation & drafting of contractual agreements with suppliers to ensure that service, quality, added value, total cost, security of supply and deployment of the suppliers capabilities in innovation are secured.
  • Development & delivery of savings opportunities and bench marking of industry standards & practices to identify quick win opportunities reporting actual versus budget monthly and on a year on year basis
  • Leads all supplier negotiations for assigned categories and manages ongoing strategic supply partnerships

The Successful Applicant

The candidate:

  • Experience of working to deliver a new Procurement strategy is desirable
  • Significant previous procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of a procurement category strategy and procurement category benefits including financial savings
  • Demonstrated experience in the specific procurement category
  • Experience of working with a fragmented user base in multiple locations
  • Experienced negotiator with excellent communication skills
  • Experience in purchasing of food, beverage & consumable products (desirable)
  • Understanding of relevant strategic sourcing and demand levers and cross-functional approaches and ability to adapt levers to cope with specific challenges
  • Experienced in complex stakeholder management
  • Good experience in managing and delivering projects on time in international and cross-entity settings
  • Ability to motivate and manage cross-functional and cross-entity teams, securing resources, redirecting team efforts as focus shifts
  • Skillful in handling all stakeholder groups and creating networks

What's on Offer

£50,000 - £60,000 plus package

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