Category Manager - Indirect Procurement

  • Department / Function :
  • Manufacturing
  • Location :
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Contract Type :
  • Permanent
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :
  • C&C Group plc is a premium drinks company which owns, manufactures, markets and distributes a unique portfolio of beer and cider brands in its home markets and across the globe. You probably know us best from brands like Bulmers, Magners and Tennent’s.

    We’re looking for someone to join us as a Category Manager, and help us manage some of our indirect spend (e.g. Facilities Management, IT, PPE, HR, Professional Services, Marketing, Travel, Fleet, Couriers, Technology, etc.)

    This role can be based from our Tennents site in Wellpark, Glasgow, or our Dublins site in Clonmel on a Hybrid basis (office based approximately twice per week, but please do not hesitate to note any flexibility required in your application and we'll discuss this with you during the recruitment process).


    About the role

    This role is all about managing our indirect spend and ensuring we get the products and services we need at the best possible value, while delivering cost savings.

    You will work closely with key business stakeholders to ensure you understand their business objectives and priorities, and include them in your overall plan. You’ll use your commercial savvy and market knowledge to deliver an efficient and effective sourcing approach, providing market insight and analysis, and running competitive and professional tender processes.

    You’ll develop and manage relationships with your key suppliers, and keep track of trends and developments that might impact price or supply chain availability.

    You’ll also develop strong internal relationships with finance to ensure we’re realising the savings and effectively managing our budget and reporting.

    Our Procurement team operate with a large amount of personal autonomy and you will be trusted to deliver good results, with coaching and support from your colleagues.


    What you’ll need:

    While not mandatory, some experience of working in FMCG, preferably in the drinks industry would be beneficial. You'll need to have proven experience of category management, ideally from indirects though this isn't essential. You'll have demonstrable expertise in contract negotiations, cost savings, risk mitigation, supplier consolidation and strategic vendor partnerships.

    You'll have solid business accumen and numerical skills, with the ability to build relationships both internally and externally at all levels of the business.

    Occasional travel is required in the role between C&C Group sites in the UK and Ireland.


    About Us 

    Operating through the Matthew Clark, Bibendum, Tennent’s and Bulmers Ireland brands, the Group has a market leading range, scale and reach including an intimate understanding of the markets it serves.  

    Together we grow, brew, manufacture, market, and deliver some of the world’s favourite drinks. From grass to glass, and everything in between. C&C Group plc is a premium drinks company which owns, manufactures, markets, and distributes a unique portfolio of beer and cider brands in its home markets and across the globe. 

    C&C Group’s portfolio of owned/exclusive brands include: Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand; Tennent’s, the leading Scottish beer brand; Magners the premium international cider brand; as well as a range of fast-growing, premium and craft ciders and beers, such as Heverlee, Menabrea, Five Lamps and Orchard Pig.  

    We seek to champion and embed sustainability in everything that we do at C&C. While delivering joy to customers, we always shine a light on people and the planet. We have a clear ESG vision delivering to a better world. We respect, support, and develop all our people to be their best, with a focus on results by creating a culture of winning together. 

    We also recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to delivering on our mission. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process. 

    C&C Group (and inclusive companies) do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to any of our roles. For help, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at All applications need to come through the candidate portal 

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