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Category Lead

Category Lead

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    Procurement & Supply Chain (Europe & UK)

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    £72000 - £80000 per annum + £7000 car allowance + Bonus

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    Billy Lamond

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    about 1 month ago

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Category Lead I Indirects I West London I Global Brand I £80,000 + £7,000 car allowance + Bonus

A highly successful global snacks and confectionery business are seeking an accomplished category lead to look after indirect spend for the business at a regional level for Europe and the UK. This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Procurement Manager of Head of Procurement with strong leadership skills to take strategic ownership of a range of categories including HR, Marketing, Facilities, Machinery and others.

Reporting directly into the Head of Procurement, the Category Lead will be responsible for up to 8 direct reports overseeing 40 categories and subcategories and a supplier base of over 2500. They will partner with a variety of stakeholders across the business and work closely with the senior leadership team to affect strategic decision making and provide support and governance on indirect spend.

Responsibilities of the Procurement Manager

  • Lead the indirect procurement team in line with the strategic objectives of the procurement function and wider business
  • Proactively engage stakeholders across the business to raise the profile of procurement and Ensure that successful negotiations and supply agreements are implemented and manage all contracts for local sub-categories
  • Develop and implement ongoing cost savings initiatives in line with organisational standards
  • Manage the supply base to maintain strong relationships and supplier performance ad take the lead on resolving issues
  • Establish the regional framework for category governance in line with the wider business policies and methodologies
  • Review and report all Indirect activity according to organisational standards


  • Extensive experience within procurement with prior leadership experience
  • Strong knowledge of procurement systems
  • Excellent at stakeholder management
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, ideally within an FMCG background or food manufacturing background

The Benefits

  • £72,000 - £80,000 basic salary
  • £7000 car allowance
  • 15% bonus

Apply now to be considered!