Senior Buyer

West London
GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum +
02 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Shiva Davoodi
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager - Global FMCG - Fish - West London - Flexible working - £55-65k + car allowance + bonus

As a recent of a huge expansion, this award-winning global FMCG seeks an ambitious category manager to step into a newly created role, heading up their seafood category. Described as the 'powerhouse' category of the group, you will be working in a greenfield environment, devising and implementing strategy across one of the largest spend areas.

Operating out of their centralised procurement function in West London, you will gain exposure across different business units and multiple categories before progressing to Head of Category role. With further expansion on the horizon, you can expect to grow with the organisation and step into a senior leadership position within 24 months.

The Procurement Category Manager will be responsible for:

  • End to end procurement across areas of seafood, you will execute the sourcing and selection strategy using a dynamic 7-step strategic sourcing process
  • Managing a spend of c.€80m whilst developing and leading your own team, nurturing talent and using effective performance management to maintain team performance
  • Working closely with suppliers and stakeholders across Europe to reduce cost base whilst maintaining quality
  • Work on a cross functional basis with the NPD team to drive innovation and product renovation.

The Procurement Category Manager will have:

  • End to end procurement experience across seafood is ideal but any food experience will be considered
  • Food manufacturing/ retail buying
  • 3-5 years procurement experience
  • Degree + CIPS desirable but not essential

This is a fantastic opportunity for strong procurement talent to step into a newly created role heading up one of the most complex spend areas. For more information, or to apply, please contact Shiva at

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