Category Manager - Indirects

Beaumont Select
West Sussex
07 Nov 2019
05 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Great opportunity for a Category Manager - Indirects to work for this leading Financial Services organisation in their new Procurement Function???

Working across various categories to deliver procurement projects and manage key suppliers, manage contract risk and adherence and drive innovation and improved value from suppliers throughout the supplier life cycle. An expert in their category, the role holder will develop and deliver ambitious category plans in partnership with business leaders, taking a highly proactive approach to identifying and prioritising opportunities, driving business engagement and researching latest developments, key players, innovations and opportunities within their category of supply.

The role of Category Manager - Indirects will be working at all levels across the business up to Executive level in managing all aspects of the end to end procurement process on their assigned initiatives with the aim of making supplier sourcing as straightforward and efficient as possible for colleagues in the business and for suppliers and managing key supplier relationships within their category throughout their lifecycle


  • Create and deliver against ambitious Category Plans for areas of responsibility, identifying opportunities to deliver savings, increase value, improve service outcomes and manage risk, working in partnership with key stakeholders
  • For assigned categories, run procurement end to end activities (tender/auction, negotiation, due diligence etc. through to signing)
  • Build a strong partnership with key stakeholders in the business, ensuring early engagement, making the process easy for them, with clear inputs, deliverables and acceptable turnaround times for completion of procurement activity.
  • Liaise with legal to support stakeholders in a smooth contracting process, with key clauses and outcomes clearly understood.
  • Maintain an up to date expertise in latest developments, key players, innovations and opportunities in your category
  • Negotiate best commercial outcomes with suppliers which balance cost with service level, risk, tenure and alignment of long- and short-term organisational goals
  • On board and implement suppliers, ensuring a clear implementation plan is in place
  • Manage in life contractual adherence, measure business case delivery and support management of supplier risk
  • Work with suppliers and supplier managers in the business to identify future opportunities to drive cost reduction, efficiency, drive transformational innovation or improve commercial outcomes.

This company has great team ethics, supportive nature and a flexible working approach.

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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