Category Development Manager - Non-Food Products

Chertsey, Surrey
Competitive Salary and Package
23 Oct 2017
20 Nov 2017
Ms Racheal Hill
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a strategic Category Development Manager with strong stakeholder management skills?

We are on the lookout for a Category Development Manager – Equipment to join our Category Development Team in Chertsey. Responsible for the growth of this category, this role is integral to the success of Foodbuy - a leading force in food and beverage procurement. We provide innovative and unique procurement solutions to operations across the UK and Europe. Our ambition is to be the biggest food procurement provider in Europe by 2020, you can help us on this journey.

Package description

Competitive Salary and Package 

Main responsibilities

As the Category Development Manager – Equipment, you will be passionate about your category and motivated to ensure that we deliver value to all Foodbuy clients as well as ensuring we deliver growth to our supplier partners. You will develop and implement a category strategy encompassing a plan to drive growth in this area. You will be responsible for everything from light industrial equipment to heavy catering equipment and you will be responsible for developing new propositions within this area. You will build and maintain effective supplier and client relationships. Accountable for circa. £40M of category spend, you will ensure that this category is ahead of the market in innovation and ensure that it is the Non Food Equipment provider of choice for our clients.

Ideal candidate

You will be given the opportunity to make Equipment a winning category, in order to do this you will need to be a skilled purchasing professional with previous experience of managing a non-food category. You will have the ability to inspire, influence, engage at all levels. As a self-starter with strong negotiation and analytical skills you will be able to demonstrate proven experience of supplier and client management. You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and ideally you will hold a relevant CIPS qualification. 

In return, 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.  


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About the company

About Foodbuy:

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