Beaumont Select

Category Manager - Professional Services \ Indirects

£60-65k Bonus, Pension, Health, FlexBens, Some home working available
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An excellent opportunity to lead the Professional Services Category strategy for a European retail organisation that is currently going through a major Procurement Transformation programme…

Accountable for a supplier spend of circa £100m across approximately circa 500 vendors, and lead a potential team of 1-2 heads initially. As the procurement Category Manager for Professional Services (Consultancy, Legal, Tax, etc and also some IT and HR) you will have expertise to deliver best practice sourcing process & negotiate the best overall commercial arrangements whilst ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership and delivering stakeholder requirements.

Delivery of personal and team agreed KPIs including delivery of visible & realisable benefit to the business minimum £2m per annum.

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.

Key Requirements:

  • CIPS Level 4 Desirable
  • Relevant Professional Services / Indirects (and ideally IT) 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 (£5-20m)
  • 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