Category Manager Indirect Spend

Pro rate Fixed term contract

Langley Search & Interim is seeking a Category Buyer to manage Indirect spend for a large FMCG Food manufacturing client to be based within the Group Procurement function.

This role is offered for a period of 8 months on a fixed term contract basis. Based remotely, you will be home based with occasional UK based travel required to manufacturing sites.

You will manage Indirect procurement across various categories including: Capex, IT, HR, FM, Construction and MRO across multiple sites within the Group.

Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated and you will be able to provide evidence of the success that you deliver.  Procurement is well established internally and there is a huge opportunity to deliver value for money (above and beyond just savings) including supporting innovation and risk management.  Key to success will be your ability to build strong relationships across multiple sites and functional areas with credibility - building strong relationships with the supply base (and customers) will also be essential.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Negotiate contract terms with the supplier base

Credibly manage, demonstrate and deliver against category source plans including Capex, IT, HR, FM, Construction and MRO.  A knowledge of the supply base in these areas may be beneficial.  

A good communicator – able to influence and work remotely with key stakeholders at all levels.

Support the procurement function and broader business to make informed and market leading decisions within the categories to become a key supply partner and gain competitive advantage

Develop and improve ethical and responsible sourcing to align environmental, price and quality factors into a best practice sourcing model

Partner with suppliers to build collaborative and integrated joint strategies and processes

Identify supply risks and threats, build contingency plans to meet rapidly changing customer demands and minimise supply risk

About you:

Ideally you will have CIPS or be studying for this qualification and be of graduate calibre

(You must be able to travel across the UK)

Strong Indirect spend experience across, ideally across a variety of categories including: Capex, IT, HR, FM, Construction and MRO

Ideally your purchasing career to date will have been gained within a FMCG / Food manufacturing business.

Able to start work immediately or at short notice

Happy to accept and commit to an 8 month Fixed Term contract based assignment

Whats on offer:

An 8 month fixed term contract

Pro rata salary in the region of £35,000 to £50,000 per annum

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to quoting TB/7695

Langley Search & Interim ( is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

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