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Procurement Category Manager - Consumables, Waste & Recycling

Job reference 71540


  • Job Title :
    Procurement Category Manager - Consumables, Waste & Recycling
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
  • Closing Date:
    26 March 2023
  • Line Manager
    Amy Appleby
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Procurement (GNFR):Category Manager – Consumables, Waste & Recycling   

Are you a procurement manager looking for a fresh opportunity? Do you want to join a top national grocery retailer on an exciting business transformation journey? Do you have strong Services procurement  experience? Look no further, this might be the role for you.. 

About the Role 

Asda currently have an exciting opportunity for a Category Manager to join ourProcurement team. This is a fantastic opportunity for motivated individuals to progress their career, support Asda through its Transformation strategy and contribute to Asda's Every Day Low Cost culture. 

As an ASDA Category Manager you will be leading on and supporting a range of commercial activities with a focus on Supplier Management of our Consumables Consolidator and Waste Management partners in addition to running competitive tender activity across both areas. This will involve: 

  • Being responsible for the end-to-end delivery of complex and agile strategic sourcing processes  
  • Acting as a partner to the business functions who utilise the services you procure
  • Being accountable for creating and implementing Category Strategies to support the business objectives.  
  • Supporting with the Supplier Management Programme and helping to identify and mitigate risk in our supply chains. 
  • Partnering with senior stakeholders to advise on direction and commercial approach  
  • Responsible for managing procurement systems including savings reports, contract management and sourcing solutions (Ariba).  

What we are looking for:  

  • Previous experience of procuring services is desirable.   
  • Experience from Waste and/or Consolidation service categories is desirable but not essential 
  • Strong knowledge of commercial sourcing processes necessary to identify and onboard best in class capabilities and deals through excellent negotiation skills.  
  • Ability to work in an agile manner to flex and support the business needs in a fast-paced transformation environment 


Now is a really exciting time to join Asda with new ownership and leadership providing new direction for the business, with Procurement an important enabler to this strategy. You will interact closely and gain exposure with various senior stakeholders including the Retail, ALS, Sustainability, Finance and Legal teams. 

About You 

You'll need to have a proven background inprocurement. It would be advantageous but not essential for you to be CIPS accredited or working towards accreditation. The ability to negotiate confidently and effectively will be critical, as will the ability to build strong stakeholder relationships and use these to influence plans and decisions. You'll be able to work in a very dynamic environment, with time pressures. 

Your Benefits 

A competitive salary comes with an excellent benefits package including colleague discount, a competitive pension, company bonus and many additional rewards! Once you're here the development opportunities are as endless as your commitment to your self-development and we will support you every step of the way to help further your career. 

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Asda House - Leeds
Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD
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