Category Manager – Beverages

Are you ready to join one of the largest and most impressive procurement teams in the Food Service sector? 

Working with a team with over £1Billion spend, you will be playing a critical role of managing the Hot Beverages category in the Retail Procurement team. You will also be managing a Category Buyer so coaching and leadership will play a key role for you. 

Not only will you be working with a variety of very exciting suppliers and clients, you will also be surrounded by best in class Procurement colleagues who truly hold your growth and development as a priority. As part of a very large group, this opportunity offers exciting career development prospects. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Supplier & contract management ensuring the business relationship is maximised through conducting periodic / quarterly business reviews
  • Development of the category strategy & long range income growth plan
    • Utilising continuous improvement tools and processes to effectively drive sustainable business volume growth opportunities, optimise quality and gross margin delivery, and maximise the overall commercial value from Strategic sourcing 
  • Accountable for into Distributor service levels from contracted manufacturers, ensuring the service level exceeds business expectations and delivers volume growth
  • Delivering Customer and market focus – through close supplier relationships, competitor understanding and the exploitation of market driven data 

If you are a seriously strong negotiator with a great commercial approach to procurement and expert stakeholder management expertise, then this is a great opportunity for you. 

Salary: 
Offering a competitive salary – confidential at this stage
Bonus, Private Medical, Pension and more
Hybrid working – based in West London area

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