Beaumont Select

Category Specialist - HR & Recruitment

Competitive remuneration package
14 Dec 2018
14 Jan 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An amazing Category Specialist – HR & Recruitment opportunity to join a global leading edge organisation in a recently established Global Procurement Team…

The Category Specialist will support the Category Director in developing, agreeing and implementing a category strategy that ensures that goods and services are procured in a cost effective and efficient manner to drive value.

As Category Specialist you will own the commercial strategy across the HR & Recruitment spend portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Category Director in developing and managing a category management approach to specific areas of spend

  • Demonstrate commercial acumen to develop, lead and deliver category and sub-category strategies and procurement projects within the overall category programme, such that the relevant internal team is supportive and clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process

  • Provide support, advice and constructive challenge to managers, and leading cross functional teams on areas such as market analysis, supplier development, tender processes, data analysis and negotiation to ensure savings are delivered within a best practice framework

  • Lead on related category negotiations with suppliers to ensure savings are achieved, and value for money and efficiencies are secured for the business

  • Develop and deploy expertise within a particular area of spend (category) as required to achieve best value procurement solutions

  • Develop and manage relationships with key suppliers that contribute to capacity and capability development, enhance control of the supply chain, process improvement and promote a partnering approach to managing contracts

  • Devise, collect and analyse spend and market data in support of procurement strategies including collaborative working and shared services

  • Produce and manage sourcing activities (RFx) for key areas of spend within the category

  • Manage significant and complex supplier contracts in line with policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance for the Company

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent category management skills and experience in sourcing a broad range of good and services in relevant category area

  • Evidence of developing and implementing category strategies either in a leading or supporting role

  • Strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills

  • Management of end to end RFP processes, contract award and supplier management

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Educated to degree level

  • CIPS or working towards

  • Experience working in a complex global or multisite FTSE100/FTSE250

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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