Beaumont Select

Category Manager - Outsourcing Generalist

West Sussex
£65-75k + benefits
19 Sep 2017
19 Oct 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Fantastic opportunity to progress your career with a global FTSE-100 organisation.  This role would suit a go-getter, up-and-coming Sourcing Professional… 

This role would focus initially for 12 months on some special projects in the Consultancy space so you will need first-class stakeholder engagement skills. You don't necessarily require Professional Services experience but it would certainly be an advantage.

You would then be expected to move into different areas of spend across non-IT e.g. Marketing, HR, BPO etc.

This role includes leading the category planning, strategic sourcing and management of spend (including supplier and contract management). As Category Manager, you will develop the procurement community within the organisation providing a flexible and creative support infrastructure to transform operations, exhibiting high standards of corporate governance and establishing the firm as a leading practice organisation in the field of procurement operations.

This role involves interacting and working closely with the procurement leadership while also working very closely with senior stakeholders in the business/service function within the Group.

The Category Manager will also manage the sourcing and analytics team on a projects basis (when required for specific project or business work) and use their expertise in development and execution of agreed category strategy(ies) in alignment with the business objectives.


  • Full responsibility for the total spend related to the category
  • Highly pro-active leadership, decision making and influence on specific categories of procurement spend within the Group
  • Managing category procurement planning and strategy development
  • Expert authority for both procurement processes, regulations and practice generally
  • Ability to give confidence to stakeholders, customers and suppliers at the highest level, resulting in:

    - high impact professionalism and authority

    - a shared view of procurement as a strategic activity by all stakeholders where there are clear and shared positive aspirations regarding the purpose, direction and contribution to procurement

    - enhanced Programme and Project Management to support improved corporate performance

    - positive perceptions being shared by key suppliers

  • Support the governance of the procurement operations, including cross-functional collaboration and the effective prioritisation, deployment, control and monitor of spend across the relevant spend areas
  • Support the establishment of a new way of working demonstrating the value of procurement, setting standards, reinforcing the enabling culture and approach and embedding the implementation of category management across the organisation

Degree & MCIPS or equivalent is strongly desirable, however the attitude and desire to succeed are more important.  

You will be based in the West Sussex offices and required to travel to London with some flexi-working.

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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