Beaumont Select

Interim Category Manager - non IT

Interim Sourcing Expert opportunity; you will need category experience across a number of key non-IT (indirects) spend areas; particularly Professional Services, HR and Marketing, the more the merrier.

This role is with a major name global organisation; you must have worked for a number of major blue chip organisations and be truly able to ‘hit the ground running’.  This role will cover the UK and EMEA, looking at full end-to-end procurement life cycle.

Interim Sourcing Expert key activities:              

  • Engage with senior stakeholders to understand business requirements and to define and implement the category strategies, plans and processes for sourcing goods and services within relevant categories.
  • Act as a trusted "Sourcing Advisor", helping to formulate sourcing strategies which support the business goals and assisting with any strategic decision making that requires procurement input.
  • Lead and drive key sourcing activities for major corporate or divisional projects ensuring that they are delivered on time and to budget with appropriate risk management.

Essential criteria: 

  • Educated to degree level
  • MCIPS or equivalent
  • Be able to commute to central West London on a daily basis
  • A number of years sourcing experience in complex markets, preferably in the Financial Services sector
  • Proven track record in relevant categories, with comparable levels of spend and complexity (Marketing, Professional Services, HR)
  • Proven capability in negotiating complex sourcing deals with many non-price variables
  • High levels of subject matter expertise, with deep market and supplier knowledge
  • Demonstrable influencing skills and senior stakeholder management (with credibility up to C level)
  • Energy, pace and an impeccable  track record of delivery


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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