Category Manager

City of London
GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum + + bonus
26 Sep 2019
26 Oct 2019
Adam Zaidman
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Specialist - Leading Procurement Outsourcing Company - Central London - £35,000 to £45,000 - Fast Track Progression

My client is a growing procurement outsource specialist based in the heart of London and currently experiencing an influx of new clients across a multitude of industries including Luxury Goods and Manufacturing.

This newly created position will see the successful candidate working with a key client in Central London and working on a number of projects, primarily IT (Software, SaaS, Hardware, Telco etc), although candidates should expect to work in a slightly more generalist role, touching on Marketing and Professional Services amongst others.

As such, they are looking for a candidate with an in-depth knowledge of the end-to-end procurement process so they can seamlessly transition to other categories of spend and hit the ground running on each project.

As the Category Manager you will be:

  • Working on a variety of procurement projects on client site such as IT, Marketing, Professional Services
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Developing new strategies for business development and reporting to senior members as to how the company can develop the Procurement function further
  • Conducting deep research into the procurement categories and identify opportunities
  • Managing stakeholder relationships - ensuring a positive working relationship is in place

Key Skills & Experience Sought:

  • Experience working end-to-end on procurement projects
  • Strong knowledge of the 7-Step Procurement Process
  • Negotiating skills, with the ability to influence decisions in your favour
  • Good communication skills with experience managing supplier and stakeholder relationships
  • Friendly and driven person looking to maintain high standards and set an example for self as well as others
  • Degree level 2.1 or equivalent (desirable)
  • CIPS advantageous

For more information, please e-mail through your CV to Adam at

Keywords: Indirect Procurement, Procurement Specialist, IT, HR, Professional Services, Stakeholder Management, Strategic Sourcing, London, Travel, Degree, CIPS, Technology Procurement, Telecoms Procurement, Software, Hardware, Marketing procurement, professional services

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