Langley Search & Interim

HR & Professional Services Category Lead

City of London
up to £90k + bens
29 Jul 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Professional Services Category Manager

My Client is a leading financial services global organisation are currently looking for a specialist HR Professional Services Category Lead. The Category Lead will report into the Category Director for Professional Services helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their professional services & HR, and contract portfolio. The current team in delivering strategic projects globally.

You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. The organisation is undergoing a procurement transformation, so now is an exciting time to join the business.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience technology, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of consultancy, legal, tax, HR and Audit =
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of the project lifecycle, contract implementations.
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team.

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to quoting MB/7559.

     Langley Search & Selection ( is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs.

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