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Global Procurement Category Specialist - Raw Materials, £45k +

Global Procurement Category Specialist - Raw Materials, £45k +

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    £40000 - £50000 per annum + + package

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    Geoff Hunt

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    over 1 year ago

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Role: Global Procurement Category Specialist - Raw Materials
Location: UK - Fully Remote working position, alongside a (global) remote team, with some Global travel

- However, there are offices across the breadth of the UK if you'd prefer to work from an office at times
Salary: £40-45k + bonus (there could be some flex above this)

Excellent opportunity to join a FTSE 100, globally leading manufacturing company that is one of the foremost leaders in their field.

Could be the perfect role for a recent grad or strategic buyer with at least 2-3 years of procurement experience? Exciting role to drive and develop your own Raw Materials category forward, spend of c €70m, you will use strategic sourcing methodologies and supplier stakeholder management principles to create and develop category plans. Further, you will drive procurement outcomes by supervising and collaborating across the breadth of the business and externally.


  • Development, ownership and execution of short to mid-term (1-3 years) Category strategy utilising procurement processes (Product Sourcing, Supplier Selection, Negotiations, Supplier Performance Management, Contact Management, Risk Management, etc)
  • Leverage SRM to drive innovation, sustainability and additional value to the category.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities with the focus on TCO and efficiency improvements
  • Communicate and influence stakeholders at all levels to gain commitment to the category plan.
  • Collaborate with multiple levels of the company to ensure that global category plans use proper project management tools.
  • Using stakeholder and supplier networks, identify continuous improvement and step-change opportunities for product and service specifications.
  • Working with stakeholders, identify and quantify trade-offs between cost, quality, service and develop alternative options.
  • As part of the global category team, assist with shaping the development of category plans and strategies.
  • Work both independently and with Group Legal to negotiate favourable contract terms.


  • 2-5 years of relevant strategic procurement experience
  • Ideally, experience of either directs, raw materials or indirect materials
  • Strong stakeholder management, with excellent communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects, stakeholders and contract
  • Fluent English

If of interest, please apply to this advert ASAP