Head of Category for Retail Partnerships

Chertsey, Surrey
Competitve Salary & Package
11 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Ms Racheal Hill
Retail jobs
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have experience of working with big brands and a passion for procurement?

Here at Foodbuy we are currently on the lookout for a Head of Category for Retail Products to join our Category Development Team based in Chertsey. This key leadership role is an integral part of ensuring that we deliver value to all Foodbuy clients as well as ensuring we deliver growth to our supplier partners. 

We are a premier procurement company for food and beverage who provide innovative and unique procurement solutions to operations across the UK and Europe.  With ambitious plans to be the biggest food procurement provider in Europe by 2020 you can help us achieve our targets in this key leadership role.

Package description

Competitive salary and package 

Main responsibilities

Reporting in to the Category Development & Supply Chain Director you will be responsible for leading the team of managers and buyers through key steps in the Foodbuy Procurement Framework for Retail Products focusing on triggers, business needs, implementation and continuous improvement of the Retail Products category.  The role includes responsibility for Branded Retail Goods, Food to Go, Convenience stores and Beers, Wines & Spirits and Trade Marketing. Accountable for approximately £120M of category spend, you will define and implement the category strategy whilst remaining hands-on with day-to-day supplier and contract management. As an expert in your category you will drive relationships with our clients providing consumer market insights and trends, maximising the value of these relationships for the business.

Ideal candidate

Functional procurement experience within a retail environment is a must as well as a passion for the category and the ability to look at members and clients’ needs as a source of inspiration. Previous experience of supplier and client management is key as well as the ability to influence, engage and communicate at all levels. In addition to this, you will demonstrate strong leadership skills and adopt a collaborative cross-functional approach. You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and hold a relevant CIPS qualification.

This is a mobile role covering the UK, you will be expected to travel to Chertsey on a regular basis.  You will receive a competitive salary and package and be given the opportunity to develop and make the most out of your career. We believe that our people are our business, so along with the tools and support you need to get to here you want to go, we’ll make sure you have fun along the way. We are dedicated to creating a positive place where the best people want to work.  

About the company

Foodbuy is an exclusive group of leading foodservice providers working together for the benefit of both Members and Suppliers.

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