Category Buyer - Food

West London
GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum + pension, healthcare
05 Jun 2017
05 Jul 2017
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category/Retail Manager - Food

My client a Major Service organisation are seeking to recruit a Category/Retail Procurement Buyer to take responsibility for a spend of up to £28 million across the fresh and chilled food /ingredients or sandwich sector

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define and manage Procurement in a total cost management way for the Sandwich product groups across all brands for the EMEA region
  • Deliver the regional procurement category strategy including:

Spend and supply base analysis

Supply base profiles

Supplier assessments

Service Level Agreements


Cost analysis

  • Negotiation & drafting of contractual agreements
  • Lead all supplier negotiations
  • Lead cross-functional teams to manage the development and implementation of the procurement category strategy

Work Experience:

  • Significant previous procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of a procurement category strategy and procurement category benefits including financial savings
  • Experience of working with a fragmented user base in multiple locates
  • Experienced negotiator with excellent communication skills
  • Experience in purchasing of food, beverage & consumable products is preferred
  • 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

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