Senior Category Manager (Corporate Services)

GBP600 - GBP700 per day +
28 Sep 2018
28 Oct 2018
Louise Gapp
Specialist Area
Job Level
Full Time

Cedar is working in partnership with a leading financial tech company to appoint a Senior Category Manager to cover corporate services spend; your focus will to be review the spend across high value corporate service contracts covering cross category indirect spend. You will work alongside the CPO, who is responsible for leadership and transformation of the global Procurement function. As part of the global procurement team; you are responsible for the delivery of the highest possible level of professional procurement support across corporate services as they develop. The objective of this role is about providing innovative and consultative procurement leadership to the group and to functional teams in order to add value, drive innovation and protect profits in-line with the corporate vision and values. This is carried out by formulating strategy, direction and advice, leading, influencing and engaging stakeholders (from Board members downwards) as well as managing transformation and change across the corporate services spend category. This will also include influencing supply markets with advanced sourcing solutions and includes the management of your own procurement projects acting as a 'procurement partner and subject matter expert' on a range of cross category spend across all areas of corporate services.

·Innovative and driven individual
·Proven background in global corporate services procurement/category management
·Experience of contract management across high value complex service agreements for indirect spend
·Must have experience of procuring goods and services within the indirect category on a global level
·MCIPS qualified
·Delivery focused and able to deliver quick wins and cashable savings
·Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
·Must have presence/gravitas and experience of working in a fast paced private sector environment
·Consultative and commercial approach

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