My client is is one of the most established, blue-chip FMCG companies currently operating in the UK. Specialising in marketing analytics, packaging, supply chain management and logistics, they have been able to seize the market and provide the best possible solutions for their clients. With Procurement at the heart of their success, the company seek a Category Manager with a broad range of food and beverage experience, who can ensure customer communication, alignment and relationship management is held at the highest standard throughout. The opportunity offers good work/life balance, while maintaining a hardworking environment where reward is based on merit.
The successful Category Manager will contribute to all areas of procurement within the organisation, covering all European markets with a focus on large market opportunities as priority. This individual will be integral to ensuring long term sustainable savings, through the management of successful negotiations with suppliers, on behalf of the customers, as well as co-ordinating regular project steering group reviews with senior stakeholders.
The Category Manager will have a proven track record in, both, food and beverage procurement as well as demonstrated experience in managing procurement projects. Solid negotiation and supplier management skills are essential. The ideal candidate will be commercially minded with good analytical skills, whom has a drive to succeed. The ideal candidate will be based in Uxbridge, or willing to comute to develop this unique opportunity.
Other background essentials include:
Salary: 45.000 - 50.000
Bonus: 10%, based on performance
Pension (3% employee/ 6% employer contributions)