Category Development Manager

Compass Group
11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Are you a commercially savvy buying professional with the ability to build strong and effective relationships?

Due to a significant period of growth we are on the lookout for a number of Category Development Managers to lead the evolution of our food and non-food categories. Based within our Category Development Team in Chertsey these roles are integral to the development of the category strategy and ultimately the success of Foodbuy - a premier procurement company for food and beverage who provide innovative and unique procurement solutions to operations across the UK and Europe. Our ambition is to be the biggest food procurement provider in Europe by 2020.

Package description

Competitive Salary and Package

Main responsibilities

What will I be responsible for?

As a Category Development Manager within Foodbuy, you will be passionate about your category and motivated to ensure that we deliver value to all Foodbuy clients as well as ensuring we deliver growth to our supplier partners. You will develop and implement a category strategy whilst building and maintaining effective supplier and client relationships. You will provide effective input into the key steps in the Foodbuy Procurement Framework for your category focusing 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

Is this the right role for me?

You will be a purchasing professional with experience gained in a fast-paced commercial organisation. You will have a passion for procurement and the ability to look at clients' needs as a source of inspiration. You will have strong communication skills with the ability to influence, engage and negotiate at all levels. Proven experience of supplier and client account development and management is key.

These are fantastic opportunities, each individual will split their time within our Head Office in Chertsey and out visiting clients and suppliers. You will receive a competitive salary and package and be given the opportunity to develop and make the most out of your career. We believe that our people are our business, so along with the tools and support you need to get to here you want to go, we'll make sure you have fun along the way. We are dedicated to creating a positive place where the best people want to work.

For more information on the role including the job description and salary details please contact Racheal Hill, Resourcing Manager -

About the company

Foodbuy is an exclusive group of leading foodservice providers working together for the benefit of both Members and Suppliers.