Regional Category Lead - Ingredients

GBP65000 - GBP75000 per annum + Car & Bonus
21 May 2018
20 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

EMEA Senior Category Manager - Ingredients - Global FMCG Retailer -Bedfordshire or Manchester - £65,000 - 75,000 + Bonus & Development into Director level

As one of the UK leaders within the FMCG retail space, this innovative and growing business is looking for a similarly ambitious food / beverage procurement expert.

The successful candidate will be operating out of their renowned HQ and be immersed across their product portfolio, leading a best-in-class team whilst also engaging with the firm's global commercial unit in support of business growth. As the most senior position within this businesses direct commodity team, the successful head of procurement will support business growth and take advantage of a business that promotes internally and develop rapidly into director level.

Procurement Lead Role Profile:

  • Creating and implementing global sourcing strategies across direct Food/Beverage categories (whilst also including other direct categories - e.g. packaging)
  • Liaising with senior stakeholders across various different business units to support the firm's global presence
  • Acting in line with the company's collaborative culture to promote a thriving work environment
  • Developing innovative ideas for the launch of new products and helping to solidify the already impressive product portfolio

Procurement Lead Requirements:

  • A strong background in managing large spends across direct food/beverage categories, demonstrating a proven track record of generating savings and implementing long-term sourcing strategies
  • Experience managing teams towards best-in-class procurement and consistently achieving targets
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set with the ability to create innovative ideas to help secure the firm's position in the market
  • A natural communication style with the ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • An ambitious personality striving to progress into director-level positions within 12-18 months

To find out more please send an updated copy of your CV to

Keywords: Procurement, purchasing, direct procurement, commodities, packaging, food, beverage, Bedford, degree, cips

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