Category Specialist - HR & Professional Services

GBP35000 - GBP45000 per annum + Benefits
05 Aug 2020
10 Aug 2020
Adam Venting
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Category Specialist HR & Professional Services - Prestigious FTSE 250 Giant - London - £35-45k + Bonus + Accelerated Procurement Promotion Scheme

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Are you a budding procurement specialist looking for a Strategic Sourcing position with a difference? If so, this esteemed FTSE 250 firm is offering you the chance to break into a best-in-class purchasing function and achieve promotion to Sourcing & Category Management within the next two years. There will also be opportunities for international secondment.

As Procurement Specialist for the HR & Professional Services categories you will: -

  • Be an influential player in growing this greenfield spend area of circa £130M, enjoying ownership of large strategic sourcing engagements across a variety of indirect services (including but not limited to Health & Wellness, Training, Learning & Development, Recruitment / HR, Professional Services & Consultancy, Tax, Audit, Legal)
  • Own the end-to-end sourcing process including RFP / RFQ, contract and supplier negotiation, and build strong senior stakeholder relationships
  • Report directly into the HR/PS Category Lead, taking advantage of a personally tailored development scheme to help you progress towards Category / Sourcing Management

In order to be successful in your application for this FTSE 250 Indirect Procurement Specialist position you must:

  • Have a strong grounding in procurement and strategic sourcing, with previous experience of managing £ Multi-Million projects and achieving significant cost savings (detailed on CV)
  • Possess excellent negotiating and relationship building skills
  • Be aiming to continue your upward career progression towards Strategic Sourcing / Category Management
  • Be articulate, ambitious and engaging

Desired qualifications:

  • CIPS studying towards (preferred not essential)
  • Degree / country equivalent (preferred not essential)

This is a standout opportunity for an aspiring procurement specialist to embed oneself in a world leading FTSE 250 brand and achieve promotion within a short space of time.

Key skills: Procurement, Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing, Indirect, Direct, HR & Professional Services, Marketing, IT procurement, Corporate Services, FTSE 100, Fortune 500, Blue Chip, Private Sector, London, Energy, Indirect Procurement, HR Procurement, HR Category Specialist

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