Category Development Manager - FM & Site Services

11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced Category Development Manager seeking a diverse role covering all FM services?

Here at Foodbuy we are currently on the lookout for a Category Development Manager – FM & Site Services to join our non-food category team here in Chertsey. If you are seeking a role including a heavy element of relationship management and of a technical nature then this could be for you!

There has never been a more exciting time to join us. As a premier procurement solutions provider for the food and beverage industry we provide innovative and unique procurement solutions to a range of client across the UK and Europe. Regardless of what stage in your career you are at, we have an opportunity for you. With clearly defined career pathways and short steps to the top, we can support you with your long term career aspirations.

Package description

Competitive Salary & Package

Main responsibilities

Reporting in to the Head of Category – Services & Retail Partnerships, you will be responsible for managing and growing a diverse category covering all FM services in both hard and soft categories, such services include window cleaning, general cleaning, grounds maintenance, HVAC, security systems etc. You will develop and implement a category strategy whilst building and maintaining effect supplier and client relationships. Accountable for your own category spend, you will work through key steps in the Foodbuy Procurement Framework focussing 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 candidate

With previous experience in a Category Management role you will have a passion for purchasing and ideally you will have direct experience in these categories. This role includes a heavy element of relationship management therefore you will be able to converse with confidence and authority with stakeholders at all levels of the business both internally and externally. You will be resilient and have the ability to juggle multiple priorities at any given time. There is a huge opportunity to grow these categories both with existing internal and external clients as well as new. 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.

If you think this role is for you and would like to obtain further information regarding salary or role specifics, please contract Racheal Hill via email –

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