Category Manager (Utilities and other Indirects commodities)

  • £50,000 - £60,000
  • Permanent
  • London
  • Ref: BH-5316-1

Vertical Advantage Procurement are exclusively partnering with an international food manufacture to recruit a Utilities and FM Category Manager, across multiple factory estates.

The role operates within a fast-moving result driven procurement team. Supporting the Head of Procurement and Senior Buyers to implement the group operations strategy and support the different Stakeholder groups.


  • Develop & execute strategic sourcing plans aligned to business needs.
  • Develop a network of supplier relationships that deliver value across quality, service, innovation, and cost.
  • Provide and demonstrate high level Procurement and technical category expertise to drive the group sourcing.
  • Identify, develop & maintain key Stakeholder relationships at all levels.
  • Support Senior Buyers in ensuring the Procurement Team deliver on-time & in-full versus Function & Business objectives
  • Manages category cost base in-line with budget.
  • Provides financial reports & forecast.
  • Develop a utility supplier strategy for the factory estate.
  • Through the sourcing strategy and strategic Supplier partnership, lead the way in reaching our sustainability targets.

Person spec

  • Utilities & logistics category experience.
  • Experience in a Procurement function and ideally managing operational indirects.
  • FMCG or manufacturing experience.
  • Supplier and stakeholder management across multiple sites.
  • Salary is up to £60k plus benefits.