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  • Location:

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ross Harrison

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    07 Mar 00:00

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Are you up for the challenge? While you would be joining a cost-focused business initially, for this role you will need to bring transformation experience and hands-on procurement skills to assist in elevating this procurement function to a best-in-class level.

The business is emerging from a transformation following a growth and acquisition phase of new brands that has opened up more opportunity to shift to a true strategic procurement function- there is a need to adapt to new ways of working, find synergies between business processes and look for new opportunities that deliver tangible results

Your remit covers a large portfolio of Indirect Services spend and multiple categories so strong Indirect procurement experience is required- we aren't looking for a specialist in any one category but if you have proven experience as a Sourcing Manager with a few categories under your belt that is ideal.

The ideal candidate must be forward-thinking and have a strategic mind-set with proven results from development to execution. You must be adaptable, tenacious and have an appetite for change and most of all be comfortable delivering in a cost-focused environment!


  • Develop and lead the procurement of various Indirect Services across the UK & IE

  • Identify and manage contract negotiations, ensuring price, quality and service targets exceed business expectations

  • Contribute to the development of the UK & Ireland category strategy and lead it at a local level.

  • Manage the sourcing cycle and building strong relationships with suppliers (high volume of tendering and multiple stakeholders to engage with)

  • Develop savings ideas for UK&I categories and define robust and appropriate savings plans

  • Promote innovation, bring in breakthrough ideas and best-in-class approaches.


  • Minimum of 5 years' experience within Indirect Procurement (HR, Travel, Legal, Events, Fleet) and expert in Category Management principles

  • Industry experience in FMCG, Retail, Personal Care or Pharma or similar blue chip business

  • Strong experience managing categories across a region and/or multiple geographies

  • Higher education in Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline. CIPS advantageous

  • Strong leadership qualities and exceptional stakeholder engagement, interpersonal and relationship building skills

Independent right to live and work in the UK (non-eligible candidates cannot be considered)

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.