Category Manager - Co Pack

GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum + car allowance, bonus
09 Aug 2019
08 Sep 2019
Shiva Davoodi
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager - Award-winning food organisation - £65k + 25% bonus + car allowance

Going through a period of substantial growth, a leading global company within the food industry is looking for a high-achieving category manager to manage one of their largest spend areas. Having won multiple procurement awards, you will be working at the core of an industry leading organisation, with the autonomy to make significant decisions and manage spends of circa £80m whilst working collaboratively towards the goals of the wider organisation.

As a Category Manager, you will be responsible for the overall performance and delivery of the co-pack category, alongside developing your own team of buyers. You will use your expertise to execute strategy across the group, deliver cost savings and increase profits across multiple food categories.

As a Category Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Execute the sourcing and selection strategy for Co-Pack using a dynamic 7-step Strategic Sourcing Process
  • Sourcing from European & Global markets as appropriate for current and NPD products and provide market knowledge and insight for responsible categories and countries
  • Negotiate with key suppliers to ensure the best rates and cost savings are being delivered
  • Working in collaboration with internal stakeholders and suppliers the role holder will deliver excellent customer service to their markets and promote and support the Group Procurement function and strategic plan

As a Category Manager, you will:

  • Demonstrate a track record of delivering cost savings within the food industry
  • Experience working across areas of co-pack
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Be passionate about food and have a desire to develop your knowledge of the industry
  • Degree + CIPS desirable but not essential

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award-winning global organisation during a period of rapid expansion. For more information please contact Shiva at

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