Category Manager

10% Car Allowance + Bonus
03 Mar 2021
31 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting opportunity to join a global blue chip consulting, digital services and software business in a category management role for a range of indirect services.

Client Details

Exciting opportunity to join a global blue chip consulting, digital services and software business. As part of a wider corporate transformation programme this is one of 3 roles that have been created following a restructure of their procurement operations to reflect best corporate practice. Through optimising its spend leverage, raising the quality of its procurement skills and utilising its offshore capabilities they have created a highly efficient team. The objective of the central procurement team is to manage all external spend by the wider group and ensure key strategic suppliers are closely monitored and aligned to wider business goals and strategy.


As Category Manager you will manage a sub category spend across the Group that has critical business impact. You will manage spend from between GBP50m to GBP100m and cover IT spend across Hardware, Software and Services categories, Human Resources, Professional Services, Telecoms and Facilities Management
Ensure value for money and manage supplier performance
Manage risk represented by a large and widespread supplier base
Develop strong relationships with stakeholders and influence these in line with procurement best practice
Responsible for leading cross-functional teams of operational stakeholders, sourcing and commercial managers through the sourcing process to deliver breakthrough results that deliver commercial advantage for the business
Develop strong supplier relationships Profile

Depth of procurement delivery within multiple indirect categories, ideally with one of those being Telecoms or another Technology sub-category
A flexible and resilient approach with stakeholders in order to positively influence and navigate a wide stakeholder base
Strong track record of developing and implementing procurement strategies
Commercially focused and numbers driven
Confident and compelling when communicating both verbally and written
Degree or equivalent qualification Job Offer

Exciting and varied strategic procurement role
Development and progression in a large global organisation
Fast-paced, collaborative environment
Opportunity to work in a range of indirect categories for a widely reputed blue-chip
Strong Flexible working - 3 or 4 days home working on offer a week when back to normality post covid

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