Category Manager – Proteins
Category Manager, Proteins
Leading Food Services Company
£55k – £60k per annum + bonus + pension + Private healthcare, 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays. Surrey
An outstanding opportunity has come up working for this well recognised Food business who are growing their Procurement team and looking for a commercially driven category manager with extensive experience in the food industry. You will be managing c.£90M annual spend across Proteins & Meats, along with a small team of Category Buyers.
This is a highly strategic category and a brand new role within the Food category team, where you will be given the autonomy to shape, develop and deliver the category strategy. With the support of your team of Category Buyers, you will direct all procurement and supplier management strategies across Meat & Poultry, Fish & Seafood and Meat Free categories.
What the role involves:
Lead your team to develop and execute a long-term category strategy to deliver sustainable improvements in terms of cost, quality, service and innovation, in collaboration with the Foodbuy procurement team & other relevant business stakeholders
Identify potential suppliers, visiting, and meeting existing suppliers, building, and maintaining relationships
Understand future trends ensuring we are market leading and be able to affect change as needed
Deliver financial targets including inflation mitigation, cash collection, aged debt, new commercial value
Develop and maintain long term pricing mechanisms/cost models across subcategories & supply base to drive sustainable competitive advantage and ensure seasonal supply procured at optimum period
Ensure your product range is compliant to food safety regulations & CSR requirements, assuring high quality standards always, optimise as necessary
The person we hope to find:
Already operating as a Category, Sourcing or Sales Manager looking to develop and progress your career at a more strategic level or looking to use your expertise and experience to shape and define this newly created role
Experience in meat and poultry and or fish procurement/sourcing is essential
Results Oriented – comfortable delivering against bold and stretching targets
Can be recognised as a subject matter expert
Competent with procurement systems, ideally having used these in current/previous employment
Demonstrated ability to develop credible business relationships
Passion for animal welfare
Salary and Benefits:
£55k – £60k per annum + bonus + pension + Private healthcare, 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays.
If you are a Category Manager with an extensive food purchasing background looking for a new challenge and have a passion for making a difference, then this could be a great role for you!
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