Category Development Manager Opportunities!

Chertsey, Surrey
Competitive Salary and Package
28 Nov 2017
26 Dec 2017
Ms Racheal Hill
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced purchasing professional with a passion for all things food?  

We are on the lookout for Category Development Managers to join our Category Development Team here in Chertsey. Integral to the development of our food categories and ultimately the success of Foodbuy, these are excellent opportunities to join a premier procurement company for food and beverage who 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.

Package description

Competitive Salary & Package 

Main responsibilities

As a Category Development Manager and a fellow foodie,  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 whilst building and maintaining effective supplier and client relationships. Accountable for your own category spend, you will work through key steps in the Foodbuy Procurement Framework focusing on start-up, strategy and continuous improvement.  As the expert in your category you will drive relationships with members and clients maximising the value of these relationships for the business.   

Ideal candidate

You will be a skilled procurement professional with experience of working in the public sector. You will have a passion for procurement and the ability to look at  clients’ needs as a source of inspiration. You will have demonstrable leadership qualities with the ability to inspire, influence, engage and all levels. Proven experience of supplier and client management is key. You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and ideally you will hold a relevant CIPS qualification.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to split their time within our Head Office in Chertsey and out visiting clients and suppliers. 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.  

If you think this role is for you and would like to obtain further information regarding salary or role specifics, please contact me at