Professional Services Category Manager - £75k

West Sussex
GBP65000 - GBP75000 per annum + excellent package
22 Aug 2017
21 Sep 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Consultant, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Professional Services Category Manager - West Sussex - FTSE 100 - £75,000

A major FTSE 100 player is currently looking to bring a Category Manager, to join a well-established team, who will be initially focusing on Professional Services and then moving into Major Project, which will be indirect spend. You will be the right hand of the Senior Category Manager and will help to not only develop innovative strategies but to help mentor some of the more junior members of the team, and help create a truly world class procurement function.

The Responsibilities of the Professional Services Category Manager:

  • Take the lead on category development plans focussing initially on the Professional Services spend area and then moving onto all major Indirect projects
  • Mentor some of the more junior members of the non-IT procurement team
  • Utilise excellent stakeholder management skills to help increase the buy in for the procurement function
  • Manage all Professional Services tenders and contracts worth over £1,000,000
  • Control the full end to end procurement process
  • Help to manage the team and company through a time of transformation and change in the business

The Key Skills and Qualifications of the Professional Services Category Manager:

  • Previous experience managing large outsourcing programs
  • Experience within Indirect procurement, specific category experience isn't essential
  • A category management background is preferred
  • The ability to work within a large matrix organisation
  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Relevant business qualification e.g. CIPS

This business are coming out of the back of a lot of change and transformation, in which procurement has become a pivotal business arm, and the wider business is now aware of the value it can bring.

If you are interested then please do get in contact at

Key Words: Professional Services, Procurement, Category Manager, Category Management, Procurement Lead, HR, Crawley, Procurement Manager

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