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Category Manager - Packaging

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Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle..

Britvic’s Procurement team is responsible for sourcing all goods and services the business needs to operate. This includes our Direct product requirements for Packaging and Ingredients as well as supporting wider business needs for indirect purchasing. Our vision is to improve Britvic’s commercial position by maximising value through a creative, effective, strategic, passionate, and professional team.


As Category Manager, you will be responsible for providing assurance of supply and cost competitiveness for a portfolio of critical direct procurement categories used in Britvic’s products. The role also carries responsibility of building category strategies for your portfolio, as well as developing efficient supplier relationships, managing risks, complying with procurement governance processes.


What we're looking for:


  • Strong Category Management experience,
  • Understanding of International Supply Chain and Regulatory Environments
  • Experience in tender processes: RFI, RFP and e-auctions
  • Understanding of commercial contract law and ability to negotiate supplier contracts.
  • Understanding of the FMCG sector is desirable
  • Strong negotiation skills, and willing to challenge the status quo.
  • Experience working with suppliers across different countries and cultures.

We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive


At Britvic we operate a flexible, hybrid working policy.

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