Category Manager - Professional Services /Indirects

Beaumont Select
05 Apr 2018
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Excellent Category Manager opportunity to develop and execute Professional Services Category strategy for a European retail organisation that has recently gone through a major Procurement Transformation programme???

The Category Manager - Professional Services/Indirects will be accountable for a supplier spend of circa GBP100m across approximately 500 vendors. This is an excellent opportunity for a Procurement Category Manager with Professional Services/HR expertise to deliver best practice sourcing process and negotiate the best overall commercial arrangements whilst ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership and delivering stakeholder requirements.

You will support delivery of a "best in class" procurement function, reflective of a maturing retail business. You will develop and execute Procurement strategy for Professional Services Sourcing activities in accordance with the category strategy and business partner needs and requirements. Manage requests for Information with potential suppliers and structure the requests for proposals and assess results. You must have the ability to ensure functional excellence within your categories, especially strategic sourcing, supplier management and user compliance.

Key Requirements:

  • CIPS Level 4 - Desirable

  • Relevant Professional Services / In-directs (and ideally HR) category management expertise

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent

  • Demonstrable and proven track record of delivering cost savings, cost efficiencies, total cost of ownership improvement and continuous improvement

  • Project and Programme Management experience on high value/risk/complexity projects (GBP5-20m)

  • Advanced knowledge and experience of Category Strategy / Strategic Sourcing tools and techniques

  • Advanced Level Negotiation Skills

And finally, you will need to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic and reactive retail environment, where stakeholder engagement is key and supplier collaboration forms the core of successful partnerships.

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency. Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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