Head of Category - Hot Beverages, Vending & Bakery

Competitive Salary and Package
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Ms Racheal Hill
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you possess a passion for procurement and supply chain and experience in a consumer driven market?

Here at Foodbuy, we have a brand new opportunity for a Head of Category for Hot Beverages, Bakery and Vending to join our Category Development Team. This is a key leadership role within Foodbuy responsible for ensuring we have market leading strategies for Hot Beverages, Bakery and Vending, developing our internal talent and ensuring that we have a safe and transparent supply chain.

Foodbuy are a premier procurement company for food and beverage who provide innovative and unique procurement solutions to operations across the UK and Europe. Progressing your career as a Head of Category within Foodbuy means that you aren’t just taking another job; it’s an opening to an exciting and rewarding career. It’s your chance to join an organisation that places its people, their development and their success at the forefront of what we do, at a an exciting time when we are commencing our journey to become the number one third party procurement company in the UK. 

Package description

Competitive Salary & Package 

Main responsibilities

Reporting in to Chief Procurement Officer you will be responsible for leading the team of managers and buyers through key steps in the Foodbuy Procurement Framework for Hot Beverages, Bakery and Vending focusing on triggers, business needs, implementation and continuous improvement of the non-food category.  Accountable for approximately £70M 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 clients gathering and providing category and consumer market insights and trends, explore how we deliver our ranges to consumers and how we maximise value from the supply chain.

Ideal candidate

Functional procurement experience is a must as well as a passion for the category and the ability to look at clients’ needs as a source of inspiration. You will have experience in a consumer driven organisation, ideally within retail. 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, regular travel to Chertsey is required.  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.  

For more information on this role including the job description and salary specifics please contact racheal.hill@compass-group.co.uk .