Group Procurement Category Officer

  1. Purchasing / Supply Chain
  2. Full-time


Crawley, England, United Kingdom

● Day-to-day operational management of sub-categories, related suppliers, and ERP systems

● Deliver cost reduction and sustainability projects with support from category team

● Market research on product trends, innovation, sustainability, pricing and legislative requirements

● Help mitigate supply risks and drive continuous improvement


● Day-to-day issue resolution

● Run small tenders or medium tenders with support from Category team

● Support sourcing of leverage and non-critical supplies

● Ongoing analysis of category areas

● Part and supplier creation process

● Nav price list maintenance

● Negotiate terms with smaller suppliers and implement contracts in line with policy and processes (typically up to £1.5m annual spend) with support from line manager

● Assess new suppliers in line with processes to provide guidance for supplier approval.

● Conduct supplier analysis to support various projects, including acquisitions


  • Studying CIPS is desirable or business degree equivalent
  • 2 years minimum experience gained within a procurement role
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Some contract law knowledge would be benefical
  • Strong analytical and problem solving experience
  • ERP systems experience would be highly desireable


  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • Hybrid working
  • Rentokil Initial Reward Scheme
  • 23 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Free parking

At Rentokil Initial, our customers and colleagues represent diverse backgrounds and experiences. We take pride in being an equal opportunity employer, actively encouraging applications from individuals from all walks of life. Our belief is that everyone irrespective of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs, has the potential to thrive and contribute.


We embrace the differences that make each of our colleagues unique, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone can be their authentic selves and feel a sense of belonging. To ensure that your journey with us is accessible if you have any individual requirements we invite you to communicate any specific needs or preferences you may have during any stage of the recruitment process. Our team is available to support you; feel free to reach out to (joanna.sharpe@rentokil-initial.com) if you need anything

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