Category Buyer- Packaging / Food

GBP30000 - GBP40000 per annum + Bonus + Package
19 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019
James Connolly
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Buyer - Packaging / Food

Premium Food Manufacturing Company

Location - London

Salary - £30- 40K + Bonus & Benefits

Contact - James Connolly,

Due to continued growth, this premium and sought after branded food Manufacturer seeks a bright, ambitious and up-and-coming Category Buyer to join their Indirect team. The successful Category Buyer will support the Head of Procurement and excel across all categories. Reporting to the Head of Procurement, this Category Buyer role offers incredible exposure to the wider business.

As an Indirect Category BUYER, you WILL: -

  • Focus your time on strategic sourcing and skilled procurement & project management
  • Help implement innovative category strategies across the full range of Categories
  • Manage a challenging executive stakeholder community, honing your influencing skills and playing a key role in the further progression of procurement across this fledging business
  • Own the cradle-to-grave procurement process (ITT, RFP, RFQ, contract drafting & negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM etc)

Required experience & QUALIFICATIONS: -

  • A strong introduction to procurement via directly reporting to Head of Procurement
  • Full working knowledge of end to end procurement lifecycle, with exceptionally strong stakeholder management, strategic sourcing and project management skills
  • Ideally at least a year specifically spent working across an indirect procurement category (i.e. Packaging Procurement or Food Procurement).
  • Degree & CIPS (or studying towards)

This is a stand-out opportunity for an ambitious procurement & sourcing specialist to focus on challenging strategic projects and progress quickly to management.

Key words: Procurement, Direct Procurement, Category Manager, Category Buyer, Supplier Relationship, FMCG, Stakeholder Management, Procurement Category Manager, Indirect Procurement Management, Beverage Procurement, West London, Central London, Supplier Negotiation, MCIPS, CIPS, Packaging Procurement, Food Procurement.

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