Beaumont Select

Senior Category Manager - Directs

London (Central), London (Greater)
up to £100k + 15% bonus + competitive benefits
22 Jul 2019
22 Aug 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity to work for this leading edge, innovative, global organisation in a newly created Senior Category Manager role for Directs…  

The purpose of this Senior Category Manager role is to operate across a diverse direct spend portfolio of in excess of $50m per annum; develop stakeholder relationships resulting in early involvement in projects; deliver category strategies and objectives across the business that result in products being procured in a cost effective and efficient manner for the business; and proactively identifying new opportunities using market insights and experience.  

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the elements of the overall Procurement strategy that are relevant to the allocated categories as well as identifying new opportunities

  • Work with the Procurement Director and independently to proactively develop and deliver category and sub-category strategies and procurement projects within the framework of the overall Procurement Strategy, such that the relevant internal team is supportive and clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process. Proactively win that support through thorough thinking and delivery

  • Assess risks and recommend to the Procurement Director a risk-based approach to optimise time; effort; value and risk in each Procurement

  • Conduct market analysis, run tender processes, use data analysis and conduct negotiations to ensure savings are delivered within a best practice framework following Procurement processes and governance

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

  • Bring market innovations that drive value and protect against foreseeable risks

  • Work with the Director of Supplier Relationship Management to 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

  • Collect and analyse spend and market data in support of procurement strategies and proactively use that to identify and drive through to conclusion new opportunities

  • As well as leading/owning significant projects, from time to time supporting the Procurement Director in managing significant and complex supplier contracts in line with policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance


  • Maximise the value of around $50m -$80m of spend

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Very strong management and influencing skills

  • Good category management skills and experience in sourcing a broad range of products (electronic, technical or manufacturing), in relevant category area

  • Strong evidence of developing category strategies either in a leading or supporting role

  • Good negotiation; risk assessment and stakeholder management skills

  • Good and thorough understanding and management of end to end RFP processes, contract award and supplier management

  • Good understanding of contract law and legal principles

  • Team player

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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