Category manager - Leading FMCG

Posted on Feb 2, 2019 by Bramwith Consulting

Feltham, Middlesex United Kingdom
31 Jan 2019
Annual Salary

Procurement Category manager - Leading global FMCG - West London - £50-60k + car allowance + package
Job Title: Procurement Category Manager - Vegetables and co-pack
Location: West London
Salary: £50-60k
Contact: Shiva at

Leading FMCG organisation with a newly transformed award-winning procurement function, is looking for a strong procurement professional to lead the category strategy and sourcing activities across various direct categories.
Having acquired new business over the course of the year, a newly created procurement category manager position is available for a confident food buying expert to shape the way the vegetables, co-pack and ingredients procurement categories function. You will have the opportunity to not only manage a team of 3 buyers and a spend of circa £110m, but you will work across different categories, gaining invaluable expertise and category knowledge. With endless opportunities for professional development, this is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious senior buyer with management experience wanting to progress their career.

As a procurement category manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the sourcing activities across procurement, including but not limited to vegetables, co-pack and manufacturing
  • Negotiating with key suppliers, both in the UK and across Europe
  • Working alongside senior stakeholders, across 5 business units to deliver significant cost savings
  • Using your procurement expertise to manage category costs in line with budgets and drive continuous projects for improvement
  • Leading and developing a team of 3 senior buyer

As a procurement category manager, you will have:

  • Demonstrated responsibility of a category and a team.
  • Strong end to end procurement experience
  • Degree + CIPS desirable but not essential

This is a rare opportunity for a confident procurement professional to join a thriving organisation. For more information, or to apply, please send your CV to Shiva at

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Reference: 636707784

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