Category Development Manager

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for a Category Development Manager to join the NHS Supply Chain Food Patient Feeding team reporting into our Category Development Lead.  The role is integral to the development of our Category Development team and is a fantastic opportunity for candidates to move forward in their procurement career. 

You will be leading a team of Buyers specialising in patient feeding, interacting with suppliers and clients to achieve both quality and value. You will also be involved with a variety of side projects with the Head of Category that will allow you to diversify your skillset. 

This is a great opportunity for a procurement specialist looking to lead, develop and enhance their skillset in a fast paced and innovative environment. 

Job Description
  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience 
  • The opportunity of joining the Compass pension and share scheme
  • Discounts at various high street stores
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays 
Main Responsibilities

On a daily basis, the successful candidate will be involved in; 

  • Working with key clients, line managers, suppliers and the head of Category to meet KPIs and SLAs
  • Develop relationships with clients to a position where you can engage, influence and negotiate decisions 
  • Managing a small team, ensuring they receive the developmental support they require and ensure they meet KPIs
  • You will support your team through all elements of the tendering process, such as identifying opportunities and collecting and analysing data
  • You will also support your team in making informed commercial recommendations to drawing up tender documents and contracts
The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will posses the following:

  • Experience working in a fast paced procurement environment, ideally within the food industry 
  • Possess the ability to grow and develop relationships with clients 
  • Experience managing a procurement team (desired but not essential)
  • Able to organise, plan and manage multiple projects at any one time 
  • Have a collaborative approach to work 
  • Ideally hold a CIPs qualification (desired but not essential)
  • Experience working within a public sector environment
     
About The Company

Foodbuy are a premier procurement company for food and beverage who provide innovative and unique procurement solutions to operations across the UK and Europe. Developing your career as within Foodbuy means that you aren't just taking another job; it's an opening to an exciting and rewarding career. It's your chance to join an organisation that places its people, their development