Beaumont Select

Category Managers x 2 (Travel & Events/Hospitality)

18 Sep 2017
18 Oct 2017
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

A senior level opportunity to take strategic category management responsibility for an exciting area of spend within a leading global Investment Bank…

Due to internal progression and a significant pipeline of current and future projects, my client is looking to recruit two experienced Global Category Managers; one for their Travel category and the other for Events and Hospitality.  These are pivotal roles within the Global Procurement team of a major Financial Services giant, based in the City of London. 

You will take full strategic responsibility of driving forward the full category management of over £50m+ spend and develop existing relationships with senior stakeholders and vendors alike. This is an exciting time to join the global procurement team, as they continue to develop through a period of transformation, through innovation and diversion.


  • Work collaboratively to deploy category management techniques to develop multi-year global strategies which support the delivery of the firm’s commercial and operational objectives
  • Partner with business and functional leadership to understand short, medium and long-term third party requirements including demand management and make vs. buy decisions
  • Responsible for Procurement strategy creation and execution of key initiatives
  • Identify and implement best practices in procurement, commercial and vendor management
  • Drive supply side initiatives to reduce or contain risk, and / or create commercial and revenue generating opportunities
  • Ensure appropriate contract structures / types, pricing models, vendor incentive models, service level agreements, performance indicators and cost models are applied consistently across vendors
  • In conjunction with the business drive vendor commercial management with the firm’s key vendors
  • Partner with internal and external legal counsel to ensure proper forms of Agreement are utilized, contractor conformance with the terms and conditions of the Agreements, and refinement of Agreements as required
  • Manage compliance with and provide reporting on the firm’s commitments in relation to citizenship, for example CSR and diversity
  • Facilitate sharing knowledge, experiences and best practice within and across global Procurement and Commercial Management team


  • Regional/ Global Category management experience, particularity in the indirect space with a preference for Hospitality & Events experience.  
  • Must have strong technical, strategic and project management skills as well as a strong foundation in supply chain management, sourcing and procurement, vendor management legal and contracting or operational risk management
  • Proven track record of leading and developing teams
  • Experience of successfully negotiating complex, high-profile contracts, including incentivised service level agreements
  • Excellent client management skills and experience in leading projects involving a range of stakeholders.
  • Track record of being a team player collaborating with others within and across teams
  • Proven, strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Professional and measured approach that has creditability within industry and with peers
  • Strong executive-level communication/presentation skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strategic thinker with strong implementation ability
  • Proficient with the suite of Microsoft Office software and other computer skills

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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