Category Development Manager - Bakery

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Job Sector:
£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Competitive plus package
Compass Group
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Are you a commercially savvy purchasing professional with the ability to build strong and effective relationships?  

We are on the lookout for a Category Development Manager for Bakery to join our Category Development Team in Chertsey. Supporting a high profile category this role is integral to the development of the category strategy and ultimately the success of Foodbuy - 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 descriptionCompetitive plus package
Main responsibilitiesAs the Category Development Manager in Bakery, you will be passionate about your category and motivated to ensure that we deliver value to all Foodbuy members 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. You will provide effective input into the 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 clients maximising the value of these relationships for the business.  
Ideal candidateWith a passion for food and a passion for purchasing you will be an experienced buyer who is able to demonstrate commercial acumen through experience of cost reduction and cost transparency. With previous experience of working within a category development role, ideally within retail or bakery, you will be able to look at our clients’ needs as a source of inspiration ensuring that we are providing the quality and value they are seeking. 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.

Based in our Chertsey office, you will receive a competitive salary and package and you will be given the opportunity to develop and make the most out of your career.

Please note that the closing date for applications is Thursday 5th July.

Contact Details:
Compass Group
Tel: 0121 457 5000
Contact: Anwen John

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