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Category Buyer

Location
Chertsey
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
14 May 2024
Foodbuy is a leading food procurement organisation based in the UK. With over £1bn of managed spend, we bring together the widest range of foodservice and hospitality clients on the planet to buy food, and everything associated with it. We work closely with our clients to deliver expert procurement services saving them both time and money and enabling them to focus on what really matters to their businesses.
We now have an exciting chance to join our Retail team as a Category Development Buyer looking after our hot beverages category. You will assist the Category Development manager in helping win and retain clients, day to day supplier & contract management and developing category strategies & ranges which help drive the revenue and profit performance of Compass Group UK & Ireland and Foodbuy clients.
Responsibilities:
  • End to end category management responsibility pre and post sourcing process:
  • Range management and continuous improvement processes
  • Supplier contract management - own conversion into approved contract (products and supply chains)
  • Manage category working capital through management of rebate / purchasing income targets by category
  • Manage all supplier relationships for value creation
  • Manage inbound supplier performance into approved distribution platforms
  • Manage product and service QA performance to agreed specifications / service criteria
  • Accountable for the optimisation of category performance across core financial and non-financial metrics (cost, quality, service)
Key skills, knowledge and experience required: 
  • CIPS professional qualification or equivalent
  • Category buying experience (FMCG / retail / Foodservice)
  • Previous experience in a large company with a diverse customer base and wide service offering
  • Procurement knowledge and experience
  • Prior experience of change programmes to deliver benefits
  • Understands the principles of category management
  • Knowledge of Compass Group UK & I & Foodbuy
We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
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